Photo by Lt. Tom Crane of the Rockland-based Coast Guard cutter Thunder Bay

NOAA Buoy Helps Save Lives

2/10/2019 - Last month, four people with their lives hanging in the balance were hoisted to safety after finding refuge on a nearby NOAA weather buoy when their vessel took on too much water. The survivors used their vessel’s Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)—one of three types of emergency beacons used to transmit… SEE MORE
Inside the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colorado.

How Bits and Bytes of Data Become a Forecast

11/9/2019 - Every day in America, millions of people wake up with the same question on their minds, “What’s the weather today?” The US Department of Commerce found that the majority of Americans check the weather forecast 3.8 times per day, equating to 301 billion forecasts consumed per year! These days, we… SEE MORE
Photo Credit Fondriest Environmental

Deploying a New Weather Buoy System with NOAA

1/7/2019 - By Karla Lant. For the past two years, the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office has been partnering with Fondriest and NexSens to phase out their AXYS data buoy systems with NexSens CB-1250 data buoy systems. Several members of the Fondriest team recently visited and participated in a buoy deployment on the… SEE MORE