Great Lakes Nearshore Buoy Network


Access real-time observations from buoys and monitoring stations in the Great Lakes regions



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Great Lakes Nearshore Buoy Network - Marine Engineering Laboratory at GLRC
Most Recent Observations
Station ID Title Location Owner Timestamp
Status
45020Grand Traverse Bay South Buoy 08/22/2017 14:308.010.9WNW66.86769.41.82.6Up
Erie
45176Cleveland Intake Crib Cleveland, Ohio 08/22/2017 14:3011.112.1W74.88775.43.84.2Up
45165Toledo Water Intake Oregon, OH LimnoTech08/22/2017 14:308.411.1SW76.67076.41.42.3Up
45169Cleveland Wind Buoy Cleveland LimnoTech08/22/2017 14:209.312.3W75.28474.54.44.3Up
45164Cleveland DO Buoy Cleveland LimnoTech08/22/2017 12:005.70.0WSW74.5074.30.00.0Up
crib Lake Erie LimnoTech08/22/2017 14:300.00.00.0076.30.00.0Up
lsps Lake Erie LimnoTech08/22/2017 14:300.00.00.0076.30.00.0Up
Inland
GLRCMETGLRC Waterfront Meteorological Station Houghton MTU-GLRC08/22/2017 14:3010.110.9W64.2570.00.00.0Up
UMBIOUniversity of Michigan Biological Station Douglas Lake UM-CILER08/22/2017 14:304.88.8WNW66.16672.40.00.0Up
Michigan
45161Muskegon Buoy Muskegon GLERL08/22/2017 13:4010.012.0NNW69.1071.84.94.0Up
45170Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Buoy Michigan City IISG08/22/2017 14:306.78.7NW72.57774.03.84.0Up
45174Wilmette Weather Buoy Wilmette IISG08/22/2017 14:307.59.3WNW75.26373.61.93.0Up
45026Cook Nuclear Plant Buoy Bridgman LimnoTech08/22/2017 14:307.810.5NW71.97473.35.45.1Up
45029Port Sheldon Buoy Port Sheldon LimnoTech08/22/2017 14:308.711.7NW70.47372.26.35.6Up
45168South Haven Buoy South Haven LimnoTech08/22/2017 14:307.510.0WNW71.77272.95.75.4Up
45175Mackinac Straits West Mackinaw City, MI MTU-GLRC08/22/2017 14:309.512.7NW65.9066.83.81.7Up
45007South Michigan Buoy South Michigan NOAA-NDBC08/22/2017 12:509.010.0NW70.3071.23.95.0Up
45002North Michigan Buoy North Michigan NOAA-NDBC08/22/2017 13:508.010.0W66.0067.13.65.0Up
45022Little Traverse Bay Buoy Little Traverse Bay UM-CILER08/22/2017 14:307.711.0NW64.78368.45.94.8Up
45024Ludington Buoy Ludington UM-CILER08/22/2017 14:308.111.0NW68.47669.74.65.1Up
Superior
45023North Entry Buoy North Keweenaw Peninsula MTU-GLRC08/22/2017 14:408.711.1W61.28262.14.45.0Up
45025South Entry Buoy South Keweenaw Peninsula MTU-GLRC08/22/2017 14:3010.015.8NW64.166---1.42.0Up
45173Munising Buoy Munising NMU08/22/2017 14:307.70.0NW55.2062.94.25.0Up
45171Granite Island Buoy Granite Island NMU08/22/2017 14:3010.90.0NNW55.9060.73.85.0Up
45172Grand Marais Buoy Grand Marais NMU08/18/2017 11:209.50.0NW53.1060.55.86.0Up


The Upper – Great Lakes Observing System (UGLOS) is a unique public – private partnership between Michigan Universities, private sector entities' and First Nations to provide coastal observations throughout the harsh and expansive Upper Great Lakes. The new Great Lakes Research Center of Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech), on the deep water Keweenaw Waterway connecting Western and Central Lake Superior now leads the UGLOS effort. The partner entities include Michigan Tech, the Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI), the University of Michigan, Northwestern Michigan College, LimnoTech Inc. and, potentially, others in the future. Private Sector entities include coastal municipalities whose economy depends upon up to date and accurate meteorological and oceanographic information, municipal drinking water intakes, private coastal and water quality consulting firms, Nuclear Power generation facilities, commercial boating interests, Native Communities and Government agencies (NOAA, United States Coast Guard, US Army Corps of Engineers, National Data Buoy Center and the National Park Service to name a few).

This network of observing stations continues to grow annually, due primarily to increased public and commercial interests. The original, Coastal Monitoring Buoy (CMB) technology was developed by the Ocean Engineering Laboratory (OEL) of the University of Michigan (now part of Michigan Tech) and was transferred to a Michigan yacht building company, S2 Yachts of Holland, Michigan. S2 has produced and improved upon, the original University design and now produces a rouged, robust and affordable coastal monitoring buoy that meets all new IOOS (Integrated Ocean Observing System) standards for directional wave sensing, the TIDAS 900.

The UGLOS network presently consists of five CMBs in Lake Michigan, one at the University of Michigan’s Biological Station (supported by NSF) and two buoys in Lake Superior (with a third being added later this year). All eight of these CMBs report all meteorological and oceanographic parameters to a this web site (uglos.mtu.edu) as well as to NDBC and the Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS) every 10 minutes throughout the navigation season. Ten minute reporting is required within the coastal regions of the Great Lakes due to the extremely rapid changes, which occur in these waters.

Great Lakes Research Center
    1400 Townsend Drive
    Houghton, MI, 49931
Page last modified: August 9, 2017

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