Sea Discovery

10th Smart Buoy Deployed in Chesapeake Bay Network

AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) announced the deployment of the tenth ‘smart buoy’ into the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System (CBIBS). The 1.7m diameter AXYS WatchKeeper buoy was deployed August 17th, by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel near Virginia Beach. It transmits near real-time data on winds, air and water temperature, barometric pressure, waves, currents, and water quality. This data is used by weather forecasters, maritime safety personnel, coastal decision-makers, and recreational boaters and fishermen. Scientists and educators also use data from the buoys in the curriculum for innovative online activities that bring the science of the Chesapeake Bay to life.
CBIBS was created by NOAA as an information system focused on the Chesapeake Bay and its surrounding estuarine environment to provide information on current marine conditions for educational and scientific purposes. Learn more about CBIBS and access live data from all ten buoys at

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