The Texas Coastal Ocean Observation Network (TCOON) is a unique network of scientific data collection platforms used to amass critical data pertaining to wind and water — essential data to anyone who lives or works near the Gulf coast.
A confluence of federal, state and local governmental entities in partnership with academia, TCOON is that rare combination of tax dollars at work to provide a service that benefits all sectors of society, including commercial interests, recreational wind surfers and anglers, research scientists, and public officials responsible for environmental and public safety. The pooling of resources and funding to support TCOON reduces the financial burden of a single sponsor, while making the most of available funds.
TCOON consists of over 30 stations across the Texas Gulf Coast, monitoring water levels and other environmental parameters.
Data collected from stations is analyzed to ensure quality measurements and managed by trained personnel and automated processes.
TCOON stations can be used for tidal datum calculations, oil-spill response, ship navigation, and so much more.