News & Information

SECOORA meeting announcement


Fathom Science attended the South East Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA)’s annual meeting in Charleston, SC on May 22-24, 2018. Business, networking, and social events were fruitful and enjoyable. Thank you, SECOORA! The meeting focused on the Blue Economy, which includes ocean- and coastal-related activities. In 2014, the Blue […]

Alumni Showcase overhead view


Fathom Science displayed our Marine Environment Analytics poster at the  NC State University Alumni Entrepreneurship Network Showcase in May 2018 at the beautiful Park Alumni Center in Raleigh, NC. NC State alumni, entrepreneurs, and supporters attended the event to learn about start-ups developed by members of the NC State community.

downtown Raleigh, NC


Fathom Science was an invited speaker at the EnviroTech Summit in Raleigh, NC, USA in April 2018. The Summit’s focus was on Improving Our Environment with Modern Technology. Fathom Science presented “Virtual Marine Ecosystem: More Information, Better Solutions”  to a gathering of regional entrepreneurs, technologists, government contractors, and researchers.

SECOORA states from SABGOM


Fathom Science joined the SouthEast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) as an Institutional Member in November 2017. SECOORA is part of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (US IOOS). We look forward to working with SECOORA and its members in strong partnerships and collaborations.

current vectors


Fathom Science is collaborating with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and RPS Group in North America to run complex ocean models through Cloud Computing. By transitioning ocean models to the vast array of interconnected computers, we will make this data- and calculation-intensive process faster, with less down time. Scaling […]

NCSU Memorial Belltower on a spring day.


Fathom Science has won funding and a vote of confidence from NC State University’s Chancellor’s Innovation Fund award. Chancellor Randy Woodson, acting on the recommendation of a panel of local and regional entrepreneurs, business people, and technology commercialization specialists, selected Fathom Science’s proposal and four others from a field of […]

sea surface temp off NC, edges marked


On some water temperature maps that Fathom Science produces, a temperature front is marked. The front is often a place of high fish concentration, because it indicates where cold, nutrient-rich deep water is welling up into the warmer, sunlit regions. At the front, phytoplankton – the base of the fish […]

clouds over ocean


“Metocean” is a combination of the words “meteorological” and “oceanographic.” Metocean refers to the interaction of the atmosphere and the ocean, which influence each other and have profound impacts from global climate to coastal weather. These two massive bodies of thermodynamic, swirling fluids exchange moisture, heat, and energy at all […]

clouds over ocean satellite view


At any given time, a satellite’s view of the ocean’s surface is partly obscured by clouds. Despite this, some ocean models, such as those that Fathom Science uses, show clear images of sea surface temperature and chlorophyll a concentrations. How is this cloud-free sea surface view created? You might think […]

Gulf Stream at 500 m


Ocean modeling is the science of describing and predicting characteristics of the ocean, calculated from real-time data inputs and the physics of fluid dynamics. The inputs include observations from satellites, moorings, tidal gauges, high-frequency radar stations, and buoys, among other sources. This information is collected daily, hourly, or even more […]