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OCEAN OBSERVATION & SCIENCE CURRENT PROJECTS
- $3.2 million in infrastructure and operational support from provincial and federal governments
An initiative of the Marine Institute with private-sector project partners
Provides mariners with near-real time meteorological and hydrographic data
Ocean Observing System Provides Near-Real Time Meteorological and Hydrographic Data from Buoys in Placentia Bay
added on May 31, 2011 @ 9:00pm by OceansAdvance
SmartBay is an ocean observing system that provides mariners with near-real time meteorological and hydrographic data from three buoys in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as regional and hourly site-specific weather forecasts. SmartBay users include marine pilots. tanker and tug operators and others involved in supporting the oil industry, fish harvesters, recreational boaters, tourism operators, charterers, research scientists, and the federal and provincial governments. An initiative of the Marine Institute, SmartBay’s private-sector project partners include AMEC Earth and Environmental, Earth Information Technologies Ltd, and ICAN Ltd. SmartBay became a reality in 2006 with the award of a $2 million contribution under Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Action Plan. Since that time it has received approximately $1.2 million in infrastructure and operational support from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.