Cape Cod PORTS

a high-tech wave monitoring buoy

The Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, in partnership with the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®), has established a new Physical Oceanographic Real Time System (PORTS®) in Cape Cod. A high tech wave-monitoring buoy was recently deployed in Cape Cod Bay that will provide ocean information to improve safety and efficiency of marine transportation as mariner’s approach or exit Cape Cod Canal. This buoy will also become part of the Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems buoy network. (Image courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey)

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