Channel-Port Aux Basques Buoy

A 3 metre diameter meteorological/oceanographic buoy built by AXYS Environmental Technologies of Sidney, British Columbia. The buoy is located at the approaches to Port Aux Basques Harbour in about 50 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, 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.

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Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

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Metadata Reference Date(s) August 29, 2013, 14:23 (UTC) (Creation)
September 24, 2021, 07:54 (UTC) (Revision)
Frequency of Update As Needed


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Additional Info

Field Value
Ocean Variables
  • Sea Surface Height
  • Sea Surface Temperature
  • Surface Currents
Scope Dataset
Status On Going
Maintenance Note
Point of Contact
  • Name: SmartAtlantic
    Contact Info Email:
    Role: Publisher
Responsible Party
  • Organisation Name / Affiliation: Marine Institute - CTec - SmartAtlantic
    Role: Contributor
  • Organisation Name / Affiliation: MI
    Role: Originator
  • Individual Name: Marine Institute
    Role: Author
Spatial Extent {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-51.507105, 40.83965667], [-74.45708833, 40.83965667], [-74.45708833, 48.86869333], [-51.507105, 48.86869333], [-51.507105, 40.83965667]]]}
North Bounding Latitude 48.86869333
South Bounding Latitude 40.83965667
East Bounding Longitude -74.45708833
West Bounding Longitude -51.507104999999996
Temporal Extent Begin: 2013-08-29
End: 2021-09-24
Vertical Extent
Default Locale English
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