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

Typical Buoy Photo Typical Station Photo

Archive of ReCON Stations:

Alpena Buoy:   Web Page   Data: 2003-present   Data Plots
Cleveland Buoy:   Web Page   Data: 2003-2014   Data Plots   
Cleveland North Buoy:   Web Page   Data: 2005,2007   Data Plots   
Grand Haven North Buoy:   Web Page   Data: 2006   Data Plots   
Grand Haven South Buoy:   Web Page   Data: 2006-2007   Data Plots   
Grand Haven Pier:   Web Page   Data: 2008   Data Plots   
Muskegon Channel Pier:   Web Page   Data: 2018-present   Data Plots
Muskegon M20 Buoy:   Web Page   Data: 2002-present   Data Plots
Muskegon M45 Biosonics Buoy:   Web Page   Data: 2014-present   Data Plots
Muskegon Large Buoy:   Web Page   Data: 2011   
Muskegon Small Buoy #2:   Web Page   Data: 2012-2013   
Reno Beach Station:   Web Page   Data: 2016-present   Data Plots
Saginaw Bay Buoy:   Web Page   Data: 2010-present   Data Plots
Saginaw Bay Light #1:   Web Page   Data: 2009   
Spectacle Reef Light:   Web Page   Data: 2013-present   Data Plots
Stannard Rock Light (Engineering Data):   Web Page   Data: 2014-present   Data Plots
Tennessee Reef Light:   Web Page   Data: 2009-2011   Data Plots
Thunder Bay Island (Engineering Data):   Web Page   Data: 2014-present   Data Plots
Toledo Channel Marker #2:   Web Page   Data: 2004-present   Data Plots
Toledo Harbor Light:   Web Page   Data: 2006-2007   Data Plots
Western Lake Erie Buoy:   Web Page   Data: 2006-2009   Data Plots
White Shoal Light:   Web Page   Data: 2013-present   Data Plots


Other ReCON Links:

ReCON / RTMON Home Page

Data Plot Pages

Data File Archive (GLERL)

NCEI Archive of ReCON Data


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
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Project Team:



Links to Current Stations:

Alpena | Muskegon M20 | Muskegon M45/Biosonics | Saginaw Bay Buoy | Spectacle Reef Light | Stannard Rock Light | Thunder Bay Island | Toledo Marker 2 | White Shoal Light