*** Realtime Coastal Observation Network (ReCON) ***

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Alpena | Muskegon | Saginaw Bay | Spectacle Reef Light | Toledo Marker 2 | White Shoal Light
Active stations indicated in red below

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

ReCON Data Links:

Data Plot Pages

Data File Archive

RTMON Web Page

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.
Project Description

With Support From:

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U.S. Coast Guard
9th District
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NASA Glenn Research Center
Pier Wisconsin Logo Great Lakes Water Institute Logo OSC Logo
Florida Institute of Oceanography Logo Seakeys Logo Keys Marine Lab Logo

Project Team:

Links to All Stations:

Alpena | Cleveland | Cleveland North | Grand Haven North | Grand Haven Pier | Grand Haven South | Muskegon | Saginaw Bay Buoy | Spectacle Reef Light | Stannard Rock Light | Tennessee Reef Light | Thunder Bay Island | Toledo Harbor Light | Toledo Marker 2 | West Lake Erie | White Shoal Light