MARACOOS Integrates Chesapeake Bay Observing System data

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The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System (CBIBS) supports the use and management of a healthy Chesapeake Bay by providing the data and information needed to improve safety, enhance the economy, and protect the environment. The data are also being used in classrooms throughout the watershed to complement science education. The system's observing platforms are often called "smart buoys" because they continuously relay information to users in real time using wireless technology. In order to support data integration with IOOS and to provide redundant server storage and access, a joint project between Maracoos and CBIBS is allowing the buoy data to flow through the Maracoos data management system. The CBIBS data is part of the IOOS data network using The Sensor Observation Service (SOS). Plans for next phase include implantation of the QARTOD (Quality Assurance of Real-Time Ocean Data) quality control procedures and integration of selected CBIBS observations into the NOAA PORTS system.