CARICOOS is the American Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System


Learn more about what we do and how you can benefit from our products


We offer webinars on CARICOOS wave and wind products. If you have a particular request, let us know and we will arrange something that fits your needs.

  • Audience: general public
  • Number of participants: by agreement
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Mode: virtual

Educational exhibits

We provide this service to environmental fairs, university congresses, sporting events, among other events

  • Audience: general public
  • Location: Upon request
  • Reservations: at least 1 month in advance of the event.
  • Mode: in-person


  • During the talk “Coastal Weather”
    participants will learn how to access real-time oceanographic data and how to interpret wind and wave forecasts.
    Audience: general public
  • Number of participants: varies depending on the selected mode
  • Duration: 1 hour
    Location: Upon request
  • Mode: in-person or virtual


We offer educational workshops on the following topics: waves, wind and currents. In addition, we train teachers in the implementation of the Olas Educational Guide

  • Audience: general public, teachers and higher school students
  • Maximum number of people: 30 people per session
  • Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
  • Location: Upon request
  • Mode: in-person

Research Lab Tours

You will visit the glider’s lab and other research labs where most of the CARICOOS
research instruments are maintained and/or refurbished.

  • Maximum number of people: 10 per session (two sessions max.)
  • Audience: general public and students
  • Duration: 2.5 hours (preferably from 9:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.)
  • Location: Isla Magueyes, Department of Marine Sciences (Lajas, PR)
  • Mode: in-person

Advice on data interpretation

We help you read our products, search for historical data, scientific publications
and/or develop science fair projects.

  • Audience: general public and students
  • Mode: via telephone or virtual

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