Boater Safety Long Island Sound

Map view highlighting live conditions (e.g., wave height and wind speed) at the Central Long Island Sound NDBC station. AIS vessel traffic data and shipping lanes are also loaded, while a traffic light layer on the map and in the timeseries plot indicates where and when wave heights are less than 1 m (green), above 2 m (red), or in between (yellow).

Boater Safety Long Island Sound Dashboard

Navigation dashboard view showing live conditions from the Central Long Island Sound NDBC station and navigation map. Charts also display wave height and direction, water level (i.e., tides), and water temperature, while rose plots indicate forecasted wind speed/direction and current speed/direction in the Long Island Sound. The traffic light timeseries indicates when conditions are safe for boating.

Navigation Chesapeake Bay

Map view showing the shipping channel through the Chesapeake Bay with virtual stations placed along the channel. Wind, water level, and currents are showing on the map with many more layers turned on, but with opacity set to 0. This way users can hover over an area with the hover tooltip tool on and immediately see all conditions at that location. Or they can click a virtual station to pull up the observation drawer.

Navigation Chesapeake Bay Dashboard

Navigation Dashboard view showing live observed conditions by the Chesapeake Bay Buoys (CBIBS): First Landing Station @ 36.9983N, 76.0874W. The model forecasted conditions are also shown which include +/- 2 days from the active time.

Beachgoers Mid Atlantic Region

Map view using Compare Mode to view water temperature, as well as wave height and direction. Several Virtual Stations are also saved at key areas around the region to show key data in different areas. Click the Traffic Light icon to view the Weight Height Decision Tool to determine if conditions are safe for beachgoers.

Beachgoers Virginia Beach Dashboard

Dashboard view for beachgoers near Virginia Beach showing live observed conditions at the Cape Henry NDBC and CDIP stations, as well as charts predicting water temperature; chance of encountering HABs, bay nettles, and pathogens; wave speed and direction; and wind speed and direction. A traffic light time series compares wave height, water temperature, and wind speed forecasts to determine when conditions are ideal for beachgoers.

Surfer View

Map view of the mid-Atlantic region showing wind and wave model data.

Surf View Dashboard

Live surf conditions with 2-day forecast at NDBC DELAWARE BAY 26 NM Southeast of Cape May, NJ Station.

RI & MA Offshore Wind Developers Dashboard

This dashboard highlights data that may be useful for offshore wind developers working in Rhode Island and Massachusetts Wind Energy Areas. Live conditions near the lease areas are provided, as well as forecasted information for winds, tides, waves, and currents. The Offshore Weather Window tool can support planning of offshore operations at the wind farm location. 

Wind Energy Lease Area Dashboard

This dashboard allows wind energy stakeholders to explore data shared with the public from wind energy developers. The dashboard highlights live conditions in the wind energy area as measured by developer buoys, as well as historical data.

East Coast Storm Tracking

Map view showing important data for tracking storms and assessing coastal risks. Wave height, winds, and surge tide predictions are loaded, as well as tropical cyclone outlook and active storms. Additionally, gliders and 2023 Hurricane Monitoring saildrones provide data at their locations and a virtual station at Elizabeth City, NC, is pre-loaded to display data in the timeseries.

Global Wave Height

Map view highlighting OceansMap’s global view capability. The Global GFS wave height layer is turned on.

Water Temperature Anomaly

Map view of the mid-Atlantic region showing temperature comparison with the comparison slider tool turned on. On the left side of the map is the satellite measured MARACOOS AVHRR sea surface temperature 7-day composite. On the right side of the map is the sea surface temperature anomaly map showing the areas above and below the average temperature. 

Yearly Temperatures at Virginia Beach

Overview of air and water temperature for the past 12 months at Virginia Beach Offshore, VA (171) (NDBC & Partner Stations: 44088) @ 36.6120N, 74.8380W. The values to the left give the current air and water temperatures at the station. The map to the right shows the location of the station (center) with model water temperature data showing on the map. The far right gives histograms of air and water temperature. Below is the time series plot for air and water temperature. And at the bottom is a time series plot of water temperature anomaly – times when the temperature reached below -0.5°C from the average are shown in green. Between -0.5°C and 0.5°C are in yellow. Above 0.5°C are in red.