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Noaa chesapeake bay interpretive buoy system update andrew larkin noaa chesapeake bay office

NOAA Chesapeake bay interpretive buoySystem UpdateANDREW LARKINNOAA Chesapeake Bay Office

March 2013


Noaa chesapeake bay interpretive buoy system update andrew larkin noaa chesapeake bay office

NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office

Science

Service

Stewardship

  • Coastal Management

  • Blue Crab & Oyster Policy

  • Multi-species FisheriesManagement

  • Habitat Restoration

  • Fisheries Science

  • Integrated Assessments

  • Marine Debris

  • Remote Sensing

  • Coastal Observations

  • Habitat Characterization

  • Ecosystem Mapping & Modeling

  • Hands-on Student Learning

  • Teacher Training

  • Education Resources

  • Community Education

  • Outreach

  • Communications


Presentation objectives

Presentation Objectives

  • Learn about the Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System

    • What does CBIBS do?

    • How can you access data from CBIBS

    • Touch on scientific uses of the buoy data

  • Learn about some other cool stuff NOAA is doing in Hampton Roads (time permitting)


Anatomy of a buoy

Anatomy of a Buoy

Presently CBIBS buoys based on the Tideland Signal SB138P, modified by AXYS Technologies as their WATCHKEEPER Buoy.

14’ tall ( ~10’ above WL) 1300 lb

400 A-h batteries 80 W solar panels

2500 lb anchor Rotomolded polyethylene

1” Mooring Chain w/2.5:1 Scope

  • Present sensors measure :

  • Wind Speed and Direction (R.M. Young 5103)

  • Air Temperature and Relative Humidity (Rotronics MP101A)

  • Barometric Pressure (Vaisala PTB101)

  • Water Quality (Temp,Salinity, Diss Oxygen, ChlA, Turbidity)‏

  • (WETLabs / Seabird WQM)

  • Current Profiles (Nortek 1 mHz AquaDopp)

  • Wave Parameters (Height, Direction, Period, etc)‏

  • AXYS TriAXIYS wave sensor

  • Data Transmission via Cellular Network

  • Flexible DCP allows addition of ANY sensors

  • “Moon Pool” wells allow access to instruments from surface

  • Planned sensors include Nitrate, Phosphate, Water Level (GPS),

  • Camera, Acoustic Fish Detection, AIS …


A word about capt john smith

A Word about Capt. John Smith


Buoy locations

Buoy Locations

Susquehanna River (S)

Near Havre de Grace, Maryland

39° 32.541' N, 76° 04.495' W


Buoy locations1

Buoy Locations

Patapsco River (SN)

Near Baltimore

39.15191N, 76.39115W


Buoy locations2

Buoy Locations

Annapolis (AN)

Near the Mouth of the Severn River

38.9631N, 76.4475W


Buoy locations3

Buoy Locations

Upper Potomac (UP)

Near Washington, D.C.

38° 47' 15.6" N, 77° 02' 08.34" W


Buoy locations4

Buoy Locations

Dominion Gooses Reef (GR)

Off the Mouth of the Little Choptank River

38 33.375 N, 76 24.882 W


Buoy locations5

Buoy Locations

Potomac River (PL)

Near Point Lookout

38.0330N, 76.3355W


Buoy locations6

Buoy Locations

Stingray Point (SR)

Near Deltaville, VA

37.5517 N, 76.2514 W


Buoy locations7

Buoy Locations

James River (J)

Near Jamestown

37.20417N, 76.7775W


Buoy locations8

Buoy Locations

Elizabeth River (N)

Near Norfolk

36 50'40.10" N, 75 18' 01.74" W


10 th buoy final location on mainstem

10th buoy: Final Location on Mainstem

10th CBIBS Buoy located at mouth of the Bay

Near Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

Damaged by Hurricane Irene & Superstorm Sandy

Repaired & Relaunched


Hampton roads location

Hampton Roads Location


Buoy data important for health and safety

Buoy Data Important for Health and Safety

  • Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary use wind/water temperature data to determine safety requirements for their crews

  • National Weather Service uses buoys to calibrate and develop their marine weather forecasts


Hurricane irene gooses reef wind

Hurricane Irene--Gooses Reef Wind


Hurricane irene waves at gooses

Hurricane Irene—Waves at Gooses


Buoy data used for public outreach

Buoy Data Used for Public Outreach

CBF ran story in Bay Daily on 8/20/2010 about Elizabeth River DO problems

Spikes in chlorophyll/algae from

Aug 6-14 coincided with observed

mahogany tides

Corresponding spikes in DO from

Aug 6-14 indicate high levels of

photosynthesis

A few days later as algae began

to decompose DO plummeted to

unhealthy 2-3 milligrams per liter


Buoy data tracks low dissolved oxygen

Buoy Data Tracks Low Dissolved Oxygen

“Alarming ‘dead zone’ grows in the Chesapeake”

(Washington Post, July 24,2011)

“A giant underwater “dead zone” in the Chesapeake Bay is growing at an alarming rate because of unusually high nutrient pollution levels this year, according to Virginia and Maryland officials. They said the expanding area of oxygen-starved water is on track to become the bay’s largest ever.”


Www buoybay noaa gov

www.buoybay.noaa.gov

Also check out the Mobile Device Webpage at buoybay.noaa.gov/m


Noaa chesapeake bay interpretive buoy system update andrew larkin noaa chesapeake bay office

Irene


Android and iphone applications

Android and iPhone Applications

Search for “Smart Buoys” or “NOAA Smart Buoys”


Facebook page

Facebook Page


New curriculum chesapeake exploration

New Curriculum: Chesapeake Exploration


Noaa chesapeake bay interpretive buoy system update andrew larkin noaa chesapeake bay office

NCBO Habitat Mapping & Assessment—Oysters & Sturgeon


Lafayette river habitat mapping

Lafayette River Habitat Mapping


Live oyster presence

Live Oyster Presence

  • 50 grabs on shell bottom

  • 17 grabs with live oysters

  • 23 live oysters observed


Noaa supports oyster wetlands restoration in lafayette river

NOAA Supports Oyster & Wetlands Restoration in Lafayette River


Educational programming at ncbo

Community Engagement

Outreach and Environmental Science Training Center

Experiential Learning for K-12 Classrooms

B-WET

NOAA InternshipsCollege and

Early Career

In-Depth Studies in High SchoolEmerging Scientist Project

Educational Programming at NCBO

NOAA @ Nauticus

Exhibits, Lecture Series, Education Resource Center

Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System

Curricula, Web-Based Investigations

Strategic Initiatives

  • Summer Camps

  • Learning through Observations

  • Collaboration


Environmental literacy b wet grant funding

Environmental Literacy & B-WET Grant Funding

  • Virginia Beach Public Schools (6th grade) & Chesapeake Bay Foundation

  • Norfolk Public Schools (4th grade) and the Elizabeth River Project


  • Login