Continuous information on coastal ocean conditions in the South Atlantic Bight (SAB), provided by an interdisciplinary real-time coastal ocean observing network, is now accessible. Many applications are envisioned. Academic researchers will use the network for targeted research and as a test bed for sensor development. The National Weather Service will use the continuously available meteorological data to predict, more accurately, weather conditions affecting the eastern seaboard of the U.S. Resource managers will be able to manage, more effectively, the use of the SAB coastal waters. The network can also serve as the nucleus of an observing system that will provide in situ observations for a nowcast/ forecast regional coupled ocean/atmosphere model of the SAB.