From the Field: Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's buoy system brings the Bay into the palm of your hand

Ten buoys comprise the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System, and it is up to buoy engineer Katie Kirk and the CBIBS team to keep the yellow, sensor-laden buoys up and running. The buoys mark points along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake Historic Trail, and deliver data used by a wide variety of users, from sailors to scientists. Find real-time information on weather and water conditions at or by calling (877) 286-9229.

  • Produced by Will Parson

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Arthur Gosline
May 27, 2018

The data you provide thru the CR Bouys is great. Really appreciative of what you do to keep these bouys operational and getting the information to those of us on the bay!

Arthur Gosline

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