New Chesapeake Bay OA buoy

A new buoy helps monitor ocean acidification in Chesapeake Bay

PMEL in collaboration with NOAA's Ocean Acidification Program, U.S. IOOS Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System, and the University of Delaware deployed a new buoy to monitor ocean acidification at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay.  The new buoy is located beside the First Landing Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System site to maximize collaborations with existing research and observational efforts, leverage equipment assets, and integrate with ongoing ship-based surveys and outreach activities.  This new buoy observatory aims to document the status and progress of ocean acidification and contribute to our understanding of its drivers and impacts in this important ecosystem.

Read more about this new observing and research collaboration here and view the near real time CO2 and pH data here.