July 3

AZMP HLX (Bedford Basin)

The Viking buoy (AZMP HLX) was removed from the Bedford Basin on June 9th 2018 for servicing. The buoy will be redeployed at HL2 in August of 2018. At that time, we will make the link to these data and profiles available on the “Links” tab above. If you have any questions please contact Andrew Cogswell –

AZMP HLX (Bedford Basin)
February 7

On February 7th, DFO staff from the Institute de Maurice Lamontagne (IML) and the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO), with staff from Multi-Electronique (MTE) deployed the AZMP-HLX Viking buoy in Bedford Basin for testing. This Buoy will reside temporarily at 44°41.442N and 63°38.392W

In 68 m of water just a few hundred yards from the Bedford Basin Monitoring Program (BBMP) Compass Station. Later this year, we hope to move this buoy to the Halifax 2 station and we’ll let you know here when we do. This state of the art buoy can provide real time dashboard view of surface conditions, that includes air pressure, humidity, salinity, wind speed/direction, air temperature, wave height and water temperature. In addition to this suite of meteorological sensors, it is also equipped with a profiling CTD that provides a profile of the water column every hour. These profile data will soon be made available through the BBMP website and profile time-series interpolations will be updated on the website every day (We hope to make these available during the month of February). Eventually, we hope to make all data collected by the buoy available to the general public in near real time, so STAY TUNED. In the meantime, if you would like any of these data, please contact Andrew Cogswell for more details.

January 15

On January 15th and 16th, 2018 DFO and Dalhousie University researchers and technical staff met at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography to discuss the Bedford Basin Monitoring Program. The agenda for this annual meeting (link to the attached agenda) covered a broad array of overlapping interests that included current environmental conditions, program management strategies, research and outreach. The meeting was successful in spurring further action to more effectively integrate and manage the interests of both parties. As a result, a Joint Steering Committee was established to manage day to day activities and guide future collaborations and research opportunities. Updates on activities will be provided regularly through the website and requests for more in depth information and data can be made available upon requests Andrew Cogswell.