COCMP and CeNCOOS
In 2002, the Coastal Ocean Currents Monitoring Program (COCMP) began creating a California network of high-frequency radar (HFR) instruments to monitor coastal ocean surface currents in real-time and provide surface current forecasting capabilities as mandated by state funding propositions. Today, CeNCOOS works with COCMP to expand the HFR network in the region, obtain funds for operating costs and create and distribute products which address stakeholder needs. California State funding for the program ended after 2010, leaving CeNCOOS and SCCOOS funding (estimated at 1/3 of the funds needed) to try to maintain the HFR network. View a 2009 PDF booklet of HF Radar uses and station locations produced by CeNCOOS, SCCOOS and COCMP. HFR data products for the CeNCOOS region are available below.
Regional surface current maps of hourly data, daily data, forecasts and drifter animations.