Pilot Boarding Station / Red Island Shoal Buoy

A 3 m. diameter meteorological / oceanographic buoy built by AXYS Environmental Technologies of Sidney, British Columbia. The buoy is located at the Pilot Boarding Station for Placentia Bay in about 153 m. water depth. This buoy's purpose is to monitor surface conditions at the Pilot Boarding Station in support of safer and more efficient pilot and tanker operations.The buoy is capable of measuring a variety of atmospheric and surface conditions including: wind speed and direction, air temperature, humidity, dew point, 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 Information System (ATONiS) allowing direct transmittal of the buoy data to a ship's bridge.Data from the buoy is available in near-real time and is utilized by SmartBay partner AMEC Earth and Environmental to generate custom weather and sea-state forecasts for Placentia Bay as well as the site-specific forecasts for this location in support of safer and more efficient pilot and tanker operations.

Access and Use

Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

Data and Resources

Dates

Metadata Reference Date(s) July 06, 2010 (Creation)
March 16, 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 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
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North Bounding Latitude 47.39998333
South Bounding Latitude 47.24438
East Bounding Longitude -54.36902167
West Bounding Longitude -53.91570333
Temporal Extent
Begin
2010-07-06
End
2022-03-16
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