In general, Science Buoys have sensors and instrumentation on the mooring line. Guard Buoys typically have no instrumentation, however this is not always the case. Please check with the investigator for further details. Maps of the mooring locations superimposed on the broad-scale track line are available: Map 1 or Map 1 as tif file and Map 2 (or Map 2 as tif file).
Note:On Thurs 13 May 1999, the Southern Flank science mooring was redeployed at 40 deg 58.00 N x 67 deg 19.10 W (standard GPS, not differential or P-Code, position) between the two existing guard buoys. In addition an auxillary light was placed on the eastern guard buoy to replace the one reported out.
The following moorings were deployed during R/V OCEANUS cruise OC337, February 27 - March 2, 1999:
|Mooring||ID||Date||Time EST||Latitude N||Longitude W||Depth m|
|East Flank Toroid||EFT||3/1/99||0001||41° 44.207'||66° 06.899'||97|
|East Flank |
|EFG||3/2/99||0030||41° 44.276'||66° 06.723'||97|
|North Flank |
|NFS||2/28/99||1656||44° 04.577'||66° 42.088'||75|
Notification was received 20 November 1998 that the following moorings were position between 11/16/98 - 11/19/98:
Note; all surface bouys have large watch circles due to prevailing currents. It is requested that no vessel approach closer than 3/4 mile of any bouy.
Positions were indicated more generally in a Canadian notice to mariners on 11/23/1998 at 1850 UTC (M3982). The full complement of BIO GLOBEC moorings is given in the list below. Each subsurface pair of science buoys are surrounded by a trangular array of guard buoys. Only the guard buoys are visible by radar; the floats on the subsurface moorings are 15m below the surface. Please give these sites a wide berth.
|Site||N. Lat.||W. Long.||Depth,m||Time(Z),Date|
|1290||BBI||42° 20.53'||65° 44.13'||120||1422, Nov. 22, 1998|
|1290A||BBIA||42° 20.77'||65° 43.95'||122||1504, Nov. 22, 1998|
|1291||BBO||42° 09.75'||65° 34.31'||120||2007, Nov. 21, 1998|
|1291A||BBOA||42° 09.99'||65° 34.31'||118||2048, Nov. 21, 1998|
|1292||NECEA||42° 17.75'||65° 50.41'||216||1955, Nov. 22, 1998|
|1293||NECE||42° 17.69'||65° 50.66'||215||1830, Nov. 22, 1998|
|1294||NECWA||42° 07.79'||66° 00.91'||216||1456, Nov. 23, 1998|
|1295||NECW||42° 07.61'||66° 00.84'||213||1357, Nov. 23, 1998|
Note: Site 71 (i.e. new Site 7) is a little off the estimate but the others are close.
|11 surface (E)||41 08.79||67 26.54||57||1524||17 June|
|11 tripod||41 08.83||67 26.54||57||1306||18 June|
|21 surface (L)||41 07.20||67 25.75||58||1841||20 June|
|21 sub-surface||41 07.24||67 25.73||58||1548||21 June|
|21 tripod||41 07.17||67 25.80||58||1955||21 June|
|31 surface (B)||41 05.91||67 24.99||59||1423||17 June|
|31 tripod||41 05.89||67 25.01||59||1231||20 June|
|41 surface (A)||41 04.95||67 24.56||60||1659||19 June|
|41 sub-surface||41 04.86||67 24.59||60||1910||19 June|
|41 tripod||41 04.98||67 24.51||60||2055||19 June|
|51 surface (D)||41 03.95||67 23.99||63||1239||17 June|
|51 tripod||41 03.87||67 24.09||61||1323||20 June|
|61 surface (F)||41 02.68||67 23.35||63||1212||21 June|
|61 sub-surface||41 02.67||67 23.29||64||1357||22 June|
|61 tripod||41 02.60||67 23.41||64||2138||21 June|
|71 surface (J)||41 00.40||67 22.82||68||2118||16 June|
|71 tripod||41 00.43||67 22.90||68||2154||16 June|
2/16/99/2115 E.S.T. 3 surface bouys were detected at station #39 visually and by radar in darkness, all lighted as follows:
No other information is available at this time. I believe these bouys have not been reported as GLOBEC moorings thus far. [See Peter Smith's listing above.]
GLOBEC site "N.E.peak observed all three surface bouys in proper positions. NOTE: guard bouy "A" extinguished.
Please be advised that the following moorings were recovered/removed by
the R/V OCEANUS during cruise OC 345 August 01-06 1999. R. Limeburner CH SCI.
NFS GUARD (2 EA) NEAR...................42-04.797N / 66-42.002W NFS DISCUSS.............................42-04.577N / 66-42.088W NFS SUB SURFACE.........................42-04.773N / 66-42.080W EF GUARD................................41-44.276N / 66-06.723W EF DISCUSS..............................41-44.271N / 66-06.524W NFD SUB SURFACE ADCP....................42-09.802N / 66-42.521W NFD DISCUSS.............................42-09.787N / 66-42.180W
Recovered bottom pressure package at Southern Flank site, Thursday 12 Aug. Doing extensive CTD survey of Georges to end field work. Three Buoys at Southern Flank in position and look OK. Passed Northeast Peak moorings and saw three lights and blips on the raday last night. Passed Peter Smith's NECE moorings in the fog - we could barely see the bow of the boat, much less the buoys. Their positions from radar and GPS fixes are:
Expect to recover Northeast Peak moorings Sunday and Southern flank on Tues or Wed.
The Long-Term Moored Program is recovering its buoys from Georges Bank for the end of the five year GLOBEC field effort. On Saturday, 14 August 1999 three buoys were successfully retrieved from the Northeast Peak site:
Steel Guard A 41 43.947' N x 66 32.262' W Steel Guard S 41 43.851' N x 66 32.091' W Steel Science B 41 43.934' N x 66 32.145' W
These buoys have been permanently removed and we currently have no plans to redeploy moorings at this location. For further information, contact Jim Irish at WHOI, firstname.lastname@example.org.