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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Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

Data and Resources

Dates

Metadata Reference Date(s) November 07, 2013 (Creation)
March 21, 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
COVE
Role
Originator
Responsible Party 3
Name
Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE)
Role
Author
Spatial Extent {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-63.53693333, 44.54611667], [-63.63908333, 44.54611667], [-63.63908333, 44.68125], [-63.53693333, 44.68125], [-63.53693333, 44.54611667]]]}
North Bounding Latitude 44.68125
South Bounding Latitude 44.54611667
East Bounding Longitude -63.63908333
West Bounding Longitude -63.53693333
Temporal Extent
Begin
2013-11-07
End
2022-03-21
Default Locale English