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Realtime Environmental Coastal Observation Network (RECON) Stations:

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Station Selection Map Thunder Bay Cleveland Central Cleveland North Muskegon Grand Haven North Saginaw Bay Buoy Toledo Harbor Light Toledo Marker 2 Toledo Marker 2 West Lake Erie West Lake Erie

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Project Goals:

The goal of the RECON project is to develop a national network of low cost coastal buoys capable of seabed to sea-surface observations. This wireless Internet observation system, with shore stations at coastal locations covering approximately 800 square miles of sea surface, uses commercially available networking equipment allowing straightforward integration into a nationwide network. Each system collects meteorological data and provides sub-surface measurements of chemical, biological, and physical parameters. The system is designed to allow controlled access to multi-institutional users through surface buoys and sub-surface sensor guest ports located on an underwater hub. The observation network currently provides environmental data to state, federal, and university researchers, educators and resource managers.
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Links to All Stations:

Alpena | Cleveland Central | Cleveland North | Grand Haven North | Grand Haven Pier | Grand Haven South | Muskegon | Saginaw Bay Buoy | Tennessee Reef Light | Toledo Harbor Light | Toledo Marker 2 | West Lake Erie 

This page last updated: 2009-07-14 rwm