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.

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Metadata Created September 25, 2020, 19:31 (UTC)
Metadata Updated September 25, 2020, 19:31 (UTC)
Temporal Extent Begin March 15, 2015
Temporal Extent End September 25, 2020
Reference Date(s) March 15, 2015 (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: 2015-03-15 Type: Creation
  • Date: 2020-09-25 Type: Revision
Maintenance Note
Point of Contact Name: SmartAtlantic Contact Info Email: SmartBayfoo(at) Role: Publisher
Responsible Party
  • Individual Name: Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE) Role: Author
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North Bounding Latitude 45.20716667
South Bounding Latitude 45.18716667
East Bounding Longitude -66.12376667000001
West Bounding Longitude -66.10376667
Temporal Extent Begin: 2015-03-15 End: 2020-09-25
Vertical Extent
Default Locale English
Citation identifier Code: 90363488-2b5f-4251-828d-da0721eec8eb