The first coastal data observation buoy for the Caribbean Integrated Coastal Ocean Observing System was deployed near the Puerto Rico insular shelf on June 9, 2009, employing a bottom-mounted AWAC with AST.
The first coastal data observation buoy for the Caribbean Integrated Coastal Ocean Observing System was deployed near the Puerto Rico insular shelf break about 1.4 nautical miles south-southeast of Caja de Muertos Island on June 9, 2009 at 17° 51.61'N 66° 31.43' W. The Physical Oceaongraph Group at the University of Maine was responsible for fabrication and testing of the buoy. The buoy communicates via acoustic modems with a bottom mounted Nortek AWAC with AST and provides realtime data on winds, waves, currents, seawater temperature and salinity. Data from this buoy should be representative of conditions along the Caribbean coasts of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands and will be useful to mariners in general. It will also be employed in validating numerical models of ocean conditions.
To view the data from this buoy, go to: http://gyre.umeoce.maine.edu/data/gomoos/buoy/php/buoy_realtime.php?mooring_id=PR101
To view real-time data from the AWAC, select "Data Download" followed by "doppler."