Saint John Buoy

A 3 metre diameter meteorological / oceanographic buoy built by AXYS Environmental Technologies of Sidney, British Columbia. The buoy is located in the Bay of Fundy at the approaches to Saint John, NB Harbour in about 18 m. water depth. The buoy's purpose is to monitor and transmit in near real time meteorological and oceanographic data in support of operational efficiency, safety and situational awareness for marine transportation. The buoy also provides a continuous data feed in support of the Science and R&D community.The buoy is capable of measuring a variety of atmospheric and surface conditions including: wind speed and direction, air temperature, barometric pressure, water temperature, current speed and direction (0.5 m. depth), wave height, direction and period as well as wave spectral information. The buoy is also equipped with an Aids to Navigation Automatic Information System (AtoN AIS) 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) March 15, 2015 (Creation)
March 21, 2022 (Revision)
Frequency of Update As Needed

Citation

Dataset extent

Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Additional Info

Field Value
Ocean Variables
  • Sea Surface Height
  • 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
COVE
Role
Originator
Responsible Party 3
Name
Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE)
Role
Author
Spatial Extent {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-66.04768333, 45.1947], [-66.11638333, 45.1947], [-66.11638333, 45.26771667], [-66.04768333, 45.26771667], [-66.04768333, 45.1947]]]}
North Bounding Latitude 45.26771667
South Bounding Latitude 45.1947
East Bounding Longitude -66.11638333
West Bounding Longitude -66.04768333
Temporal Extent
Begin
2015-03-15
End
2022-03-21
Default Locale English