Mouth of Placentia Bay Buoy

A 3 m. diameter meteorological / oceanographic buoy built by AXYS Environmental Technologies of Sidney, British Columbia. The buoy is positioned at the mouth of Placentia Bay in water depth of about 230 m.The buoy is capable of measuring a variety of atmospheric and surface conditions: wind speed and direction, air temperature, humidity, dew point, barometric pressure, sea surface temperature, current speed, current direction, wave height, wave direction and wave period. The buoy is also equipped with an Aids to Navigation Information System (ATONiS) allowing direct transmittal of the buoy data to a ship's bridge.

Access and Use

Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

Data and Resources

Dates

Metadata Reference Date(s) August 18, 2006 (Creation)
February 26, 2022 (Revision)
Frequency of Update As Needed

Citation

Dataset extent

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Additional Info

Field Value
Ocean Variables
  • Sea Surface Height
  • Sea Surface Salinity
  • Sea Surface Temperature
  • Surface Currents
Scope Dataset
Status On Going
Point of Contact
Point of Contact 1
Name
SmartAtlantic
Email
SmartBay@smartbay.ca
Role
Publisher
Responsible Party
Responsible Party 1
Affiliation
Marine Institute - CTec - SmartAtlantic
Role
Contributor
Responsible Party 2
Affiliation
MI
Role
Originator
Responsible Party 3
Name
Marine Institute
Role
Author
Spatial Extent {"type": "Point", "coordinates": [-54.695280000000004, 46.9736]}
North Bounding Latitude 46.9736
South Bounding Latitude 46.9736
East Bounding Longitude -54.695280000000004
West Bounding Longitude -54.695280000000004
Temporal Extent
Begin
2006-08-18
End
2022-02-26
Default Locale English