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Bagaduce River
2017-11-27 08:00:00 EST
Battery Voltage 11.9 V
CDOM (Water Color) 0.17 QSDE
Chlorophyll a -0.01 µg/L
Conductivity 0.09 S/m
Current Direction 103.7 ESE °
Current Speed 546.5 cm/s
Dissolved O2 8.61 ml/l
Depth (Instrument) -0.060 m
Nitrate Concentration 1.7 µM
PAR(0-) 67.911 µM/m^2/sec
PAR(0+) 65.159 µM/m^2/sec
pH 6.591  
Salinity 0.81 PSU
Temperature 2.99 °C
Transmission 17.735 m-1
Turbidity 2.45 NTU
Latitude 4423.3044 ddmm.m
Longitude 6847.5515 ddmm.m

Upper Damariscotta Estuary
2017-11-29 08:00:00 EST
Battery Voltage 11.5 V
CDOM (Water Color) 5.10 QSDE
Chlorophyll a 1.22 µg/L
Conductivity 3.04 S/m
Current Direction 288.4 WNW °
Current Speed 0.3 cm/s
Dissolved O2 5.77 ml/l
Depth (Instrument) 0.807 m
Nitrate Concentration 9.4 µM
PAR(0-) 8.794 µM/m^2/sec
PAR(0+) 19.024 µM/m^2/sec
pH 8.128  
Salinity 30.64 PSU
Temperature 5.95 °C
Transmission 2.988 m-1
Turbidity 1.64 NTU
Latitude 4359.9784 ddmm.m
Longitude 6932.4661 ddmm.m

Casco Bay 1
2017-11-28 11:00:00 EST
Battery Voltage 13.2 V
CDOM (Water Color) 7.17 QSDE
Chlorophyll a 1.58 µg/L
Conductivity 3.01 S/m
Current Direction 78.5 ENE °
Current Speed 10.0 cm/s
Dissolved O2 6.28 ml/l
Depth (Instrument) 0.550 m
Nitrate Concentration 11.3 µM
PAR(0-) 87.195 µM/m^2/sec
PAR(0+) 606.977 µM/m^2/sec
pH 8.119  
Salinity 30.84 PSU
Temperature 5.35 °C
Transmission 11.444 m-1
Turbidity 2.34 NTU
Latitude N/A ddmm.m
Longitude N/A ddmm.m

Casco Bay 2
2017-11-28 13:00:00 EST
Battery Voltage 11.4 V
CDOM (Water Color) 0.15 QSDE
Chlorophyll a -0.00 µg/L
Conductivity 0.10 S/m
Current Direction 213.0 SSW °
Current Speed 544.7 cm/s
Dissolved O2 8.92 ml/l
Depth (Instrument) 0.198 m
Nitrate Concentration -1.3 µM
PAR(0-) 301.163 µM/m^2/sec
PAR(0+) 1.658 µM/m^2/sec
pH 6.642  
Salinity 0.84 PSU
Temperature 4.57 °C
Transmission 12.490 m-1
Turbidity 0.01 NTU
Latitude 4346.5951 ddmm.m
Longitude 6953.5921 ddmm.m

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Maine EPSCoR SEANET Buoy Network

The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is a National Science Foundation program directed at states that have historically received lesser amounts of research and development (R&D) funding. Through this program, states develop partnerships between their higher education institutions, industry, government, and others to effect lasting improvements in their R&D infrastructure, capacity, and national competitiveness. Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine oversees and implements the state's NSF EPSCoR program.

SEANET was established under a five-year award (2014-2019) to help understand how we can create more sustainable coastal communities and ecosystems through a deeper understanding of how these systems interact with and influence each other. This multi-institutional, public-private partnership led by the University of Maine in collaboration with the University of New England and other institutions in Maine uses Maine's 3,500 mile coastline as a living laboratory to study physical oceanography, biophysical, biogeochemical, socio-economic, and policy interactions that have local, bioregional, national, and global implications. The project applies a new focus of looking at Maine's inshore waters as aquaculture growing areas.

Maine EPSCoR is mobilizing the collective capacity of Maine's coastal science resources to establish SEANET, a research network focused on Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture (SEA). SEANET is taking a multi-institutional, transdisciplinary research approach to gain a comprehensive understanding of how SEA can interact with coastal communities and ecosystems. The SEANET research program uses the field of sustainability science to understand the social and environmental connections and feedback loops among SEA, and coastal communities and coastal ecosystems. For more information, visit http://umaine.edu/epscor/maine-epscor-programs/seanet/

Part of the research and education program involves developing oceanographic models of factors which control the productivity of Maine's coastal waters in three bioregions (southern, central and down east Maine), supplemented by hourly monitoring of biophysical parameters in 6 coastal regions through LOBO buoys in the more sheltered waters, and at the mouths of the bays in more exposed conditions using buoys developed at the University of Maine. During the fall of 2015 and throughout 2016, 2 LOBO and 1 U Maine buoys are deployed in the Damariscotta River estuary (upper and middle LOBO, outer U Maine) and the Saco Bay region (Saco River and Scarborough Marsh LOBO, Saco Bay U Maine). From 2017-2019, buoys will be moved to our other sites in Casco Bay, Penobscot Bay, Cobscook Bay, and the Jonesport area.

Each bay region will have 1 or 2 LOBO buoys, depending on accessibility, and 1 UMaine buoy for 1 year. The current UMaine buoys are located in Eastern Casco Bay and Eastern Penobscot Bay, and the data can be found at gyre.umeoce.maine.edu/data/gomoos/buoy/php/buoy_realtime.php?mooring_id=D0301 and gyre.umeoce.maine.edu/data/gomoos/buoy/php/buoy_realtime.php?mooring_id=F0301, respectively. The 2016 data from the UMaine outer Damariscotta buoy can be found at http://gyre.umeoce.maine.edu/data/gomoos/buoy/html/E05.html.

The SEANET buoy network is supplemented with other smaller buoys and sensors involving students, citizen monitors, fishermen and aquaculturists.

This streaming buoy data is provisional subject to calibration.

Damariscotta 1 LOBO
Damariscotta 1 LOBO in the upper Damariscotta River where there is extensive cultivation of the American Oyster, Crassostrea virginica, and water depth of approximately 5 m at low tide.
Damariscotta 2 LOBO
Damariscotta 2 LOBO in the middle Damariscotta River near the University of Maine Darling Marine Center and water depth of approximately 12 m at low tide.

Configuration

Manufacturer Instrument Measurements
WET Labs C-Star Transmission
WET Labs ECO-PAR PAR (0-)
Satlantic LOBO Power distribution
Sensor control
Wireless communication
Data management
Satlantic PAR PAR (0+)
Satlantic SUNA Nitrate Concentration
Satlantic SeaFET pH
WET Labs WQM CDOM, Chlorophyll, Depth (Pressure), Dissolved Oxygen, Salinity, Temperature, Turbidity
Nortek Aquadopp Current Speed, Current Direction

43.9°N 69.5°W

Archived Data

Use LOBOviz to graph and download archived data from this LOBO node.

EPSCoR

NSF
This activity is supported by National Science Foundation award #IIA-1355457 to Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine.