Head of Placentia Bay Buoy

A 3 m. diameter meteorological / oceanographic buoy built by AXYS Environmental Technologies of Sidney, British Columbia is positioned at the head of Placentia Bay in water depth of about 35m. The buoy provides near-real time data in support of vessel operations in this high traffic area.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.* Note: This site was originally located at Latitude 47\u00b0 47.4' N, Longitude 54\u00b0 02.9' W. It was re-located to 47\u00b0 45.5' N, Longitude 54\u00b0 04.5' W, with an upgraded buoy platform on October 11, 2013

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Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

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Metadata Reference Date(s) July 21, 2010, 11:23 (UTC) (Creation)
April 7, 2018, 15:23 (UTC) (Revision)
Frequency of Update As Needed


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Additional Info

Field Value
Ocean Variables
  • Sea Surface Height
  • Sea Surface Temperature
  • Surface Currents
Scope Dataset
Status On Going
Maintenance Note
Point of Contact
  • Name: SmartAtlantic
    Contact Info Email: SmartBay@smartbay.ca
    Role: Publisher
Responsible Party
  • Organisation Name / Affiliation: Marine Institute - CTec - SmartAtlantic
    Role: Contributor
  • Organisation Name / Affiliation: MI
    Role: Originator
  • Individual Name: Marine Institute
    Role: Author
Spatial Extent {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-51.51343667, 46.43755667], [-55.13239, 46.43755667], [-55.13239, 49.49051167], [-51.51343667, 49.49051167], [-51.51343667, 46.43755667]]]}
North Bounding Latitude 49.49051167
South Bounding Latitude 46.43755667
East Bounding Longitude -55.13239
West Bounding Longitude -51.51343667
Temporal Extent Begin: 2010-07-21
End: 2018-04-07
Vertical Extent
Default Locale English
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