CMAR - St. Mary's Bay

This dataset is collected using a 3 metre tall, 1 metre in diameter meteorological/oceanographic buoy from Xeos Technologies Inc., of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The buoy is deployed in St. Mary's Bay, Nova Scotia. It measures wave data (Maximum Wave Height, Significant Wave Height, Peak Wave Period, Mean Wave Direction, and Mean Wave Spread) using a Brizo wave sensor manufactured by Xeos, sea temperature using a T Node sensor, and meteorological data (Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Air Pressure, Humidity, Air Temperature, Rain Intensity, and Hail Intensity) using Vaisala sensors. The data is streamed to CIOOS every 20 minutes. The data will be used to support science-based decision making and advancement of Nova Scotia's coastal resources.

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Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
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Metadata Reference Date(s) July 16, 2020, 00:00 (UTC) (Creation)
July 16, 2020, 20:38 (UTC) (Publication)
May 3, 2021, 14:40 (UTC) (Revision)
Frequency of Update As Needed


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Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Additional Info

Field Value
Ocean Variables
  • Sea Surface Height
  • Sea State
  • Sub Surface Temperature
Scope Dataset
Status On Going
Maintenance Note asNeeded
Point of Contact
  • Name: CMAR
    Contact Info Email:
    Role: Point of Contact
  • Name: Danielle Dempsey
    Affiliation: Centre for Marine Applied Research (CMAR)
    Contact Info Email:
    Role: Author
  • Name: Danielle Dempsey
    Contact Info Email:
    Role: Custodian
  • Name: Scott Tobin
    Affiliation: XEOS Technologies
    Contact Info Email:
    Role: Distributor
Responsible Party
  • Individual Name: Danielle Dempsey
    Organisation Name / Affiliation: Centre for Marine Applied Research (CMAR)
    Contact Info Email:
    Role: Author
Spatial Extent {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-66.205171, 44.310022], [-66.202573, 44.310022], [-66.202573, 44.30759], [-66.205171, 44.30759]]]}
North Bounding Latitude 44.310022
South Bounding Latitude 44.30759
East Bounding Longitude -66.202573
West Bounding Longitude -66.205171
Temporal Extent Begin: 2020-07-16
End: 2021-05-03
Vertical Extent Min: 0
Max: 10
Default Locale English
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