Weather buoys network

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) participates in the observation and collection of freshwater, marine and ocean. With the support of the Canadian Coast Guard and Fisheries and Oceans Canada, it maintains a network of moored buoys in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, along the coasts of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia and also has a buoy program in the Great Lakes. The buoys collect and transmit hourly weather and sea state data 24 hours a day, seven days a week. On the SLGO portal, data are available in real time and archived format since April 2014. For more information, please see the data context.

Parameters: wind speed, wind direction, gusts, wave height and period, water temperature, air temperature, atmospheric pressure.

View data in the MARINE CONDITIONS application.

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Data and Resources


Metadata Created March 11, 2020, 03:47 (UTC)
Metadata Updated November 26, 2020, 21:00 (UTC)
Temporal Extent Begin April 01, 2014
Reference Date(s) March 27, 2017 (Creation)
February 21, 2020 (Revision)

Dataset extent

Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Additional Info

Field Value
Ocean Variables
  • Seawater Density
  • Sea State
  • Sea Surface Salinity
  • Sea Surface Temperature
  • Sub Surface Currents
  • Surface Currents
Scope dataset
Status On Going
  • Date: 2017-03-27 Type: Creation
  • Date: 2020-02-21 Type: Revision
Maintenance Note
Point of Contact
  • Name: Alexandre Leroux Affiliation: Environnement et Changement climatique Canada Contact Info Email: alexandre.lerouxfoo(at) Role: Point of Contact
Responsible Party
  • Organisation Name / Affiliation: ECCC- Environnement et Changement climatique Canada Role: Originator
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North Bounding Latitude 69.438226
South Bounding Latitude 42.2501
East Bounding Longitude -52.702358
West Bounding Longitude -138.85
Temporal Extent Begin: 2014-04-01
Vertical Extent
Default Locale French
Citation identifier Code: dffad194-b17e-402a-a494-79a502f879e5