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Open Ocean Aquaculture Gulf of Maine; Buoy data, Isle of Shoals, New Hampshire
Entry ID: WEBCOAST_COOA_Ocean_Aquaculture

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Abstract: Data are collected every 15 min from instruments deployed at 3 depths on a single buoy: Buoy location: 42° 56.724 N, 70° 37.715 W, 1.8 km south of the Isle of Shoals, off Portsmouth, NH, USA.

On some occasions, data may be collected more often for testing purposes.

No data are collected on days when the instruments have been retrieved for servicing. These periods may last up to two weeks or more.

Approximate Data Ranges:
temperature: 0-22 (Deg. C)
salinity: 23-35 (PSU)
dissolved oxygen (DO): 0-12 ml/l and 0-135 (% saturation)
fluorescence: (Volts)
turbidity: (NTU)

Missing data values are set to: -9999

Time Conversion:
Times are listed as UTC. To convert to local time:
Eastern Standard (EST) - subtract 5 hours.
Eastern Daylight (EDT) - subtract 4 hours.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 42.95   S: 42.95   E: -70.63   W: -70.63

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: David Fredriksson, Research Assistant Professor, Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Lab.
Dataset Title: Open Ocean Aquaculture Gulf of Maine
Dataset Release Date: June 6, 2004
Dataset Release Place: University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Dataset Publisher: WEBCOAST
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-12-20
Stop Date: 2004-11-10
BUOYS Ancillary Description
Access Constraints These data are provided free of charge to the general public.
Use Constraints For data from the Open Ocean Aquaculture (OOA) Project, please acknowledge the Open Ocean Aquaculture (OOA) Project, a component of the NOOA/UNH Cooperative Institute for Mariculture and Fisheries (CINEMar), funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and acknowledge the Ocean Process Analysis Laboratory and the University of New Hampshire's Coastal Observing Center as the data providers and WebCOAST as the data distributor of this dataset.
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Data Center
WEBCOAST, Center for Coastal Ocean Observation and Analysis, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, Univ. of New Hampshire Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 1-603-862-3785
Fax: 603-862-0188
Email: support at
Contact Address:
Complex Systems Research Center
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
Morse Hall
University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
Province or State: New Hampshire
Postal Code: 03824
Country: USA
Distribution Format: ASCII text, HDF-EOS, NetCDF
Phone: 508 289 2732
Email: jirish at
Contact Address:
Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Laboratory
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543
Country: USA
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References (Valid as of April 2004): Documentation on open ocean aquaculture products can be found at:
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-07-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24