Dr. Mark Buckley holds a buoy used to collect oceanographic data

A man holds a round, yellow object with a cord in front of a brick building

Detailed Description

Dr. Mark Buckley of the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center holds a new Sofar Smart Mooring and Spotter Buoy that will be used to deliver high-fidelity, real-time wave, water level, and wind data. These data will be used to validate and improve the USGS/NOAA Total Water Level and Coastal Change Forecast, which provides real-time forecasts of water levels and coastal change along nearly 3,000 miles of the U.S. Gulf and Atlantic coasts.


Image Dimensions: 4032 x 2268

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Location Taken: US