|This type of buoy will be attached to the mooring|
This buoy will be positioned on the northwest shelf of St. Thomas, and will collect real time measurements of:
- air temperature
- wind speed & direction
- wave height & direction
- sea temperature
- velocity of ocean currents
- dissolved oxygen
|Officers, crew, and scientists work together to deploy the mooring, chain, and floats. |
The chain was snaked back and forth on deck to allow safe deployment.
|The floats will help divers attach the buoy to the chains.|
You can find historic data collected by the buoy available at CariCOOS.org.