Halifax (Herring Cove) Buoy

A 3 metre diameter meteorological / oceanographic buoy built by AXYS Environmental Technologies of Sidney, British Columbia. The buoy is located in Herring Cove at the approaches to Halifax Harbour in about 35 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.\n\nThe 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.\n\nApproximate Position\nLatitude: 44\u00b0 33.52' N\nLongitude: 063\u00b0 32.72' W\nApproximate Water Depth\n35m (115 ft)\nData Start Date\nJune 21, 2017\n\nSensor Height Relative to Sea Surface\nAnemometer: 4.2m\nAir Temp. / Humidity: 3.5m\nBarometer: 0m\nSea Surf. Temp. / Current Profiler: -0.5m

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Metadata Created September 25, 2020, 19:31 (UTC)
Metadata Updated September 25, 2020, 19:31 (UTC)
Temporal Extent Begin November 07, 2013
Temporal Extent End September 25, 2020
Reference Date(s) November 07, 2013 (Creation)
September 25, 2020 (Revision)

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Additional Info

Field Value
Ocean Variables
  • Sea Surface Height
  • Sea Surface Temperature
  • Surface Currents
Scope dataset
Status On Going
  • Date: 2013-11-07 Type: Creation
  • Date: 2020-09-25 Type: Revision
Maintenance Note
Point of Contact Name: SmartAtlantic Contact Info Email: SmartBayfoo(at)smartbay.ca Role: Publisher
Responsible Party
  • Individual Name: Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE) Role: Author
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North Bounding Latitude 44.5659
South Bounding Latitude 44.5459
East Bounding Longitude -63.55446666666666
West Bounding Longitude -63.53446666666667
Temporal Extent Begin: 2013-11-07 End: 2020-09-25
Vertical Extent
Default Locale English
Citation identifier Code: 0fb1bc5e-0eb6-4dba-b494-0b80845b2030