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SmartATLANTIC


The SmartATLANTIC Alliance supports operational efficiency, situational awareness and safety in the marine environment and provides an unprecedented level of support to the country's coastal and ocean management efforts. SmartATLANTIC Alliance buoy data, weather forecasts and value-added information products are freely available at www.SmartAtlantic.ca.

IORE, under the guidance of the Canadian Marine Pilots' Association (Atlantic region), is leading the deployment and operation of meteorological/oceanographic buoys off Herring Cove at the mouth of Halifax harbour in Nova Scotia and off the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick.

The SmartATLANTIC Herring Cove Buoy is a joint initiative of:

  • Atlantic Pilotage Authority
  • Halifax Port Authority
  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • Canadian Marine Pilots’ Association
  • Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise

The SmartATLANTIC Saint John Buoy is a joint initiative of:

  • Atlantic Pilotage Authority
  • Port of Saint John
  • Irving Oil
  • Canaport LNG
  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • Canadian Marine Pilots’ Association
  • Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise

The SmartATLANTIC Alliance is an initiative of IORE and the Marine Institute of Memorial University. The Marine Institute leads the SmartBay initiative applied ocean observation system on Newfoundland's south coast.

Recognizing the operational efficiencies and potential collaboration and expansion opportunities presented, IORE and the Marine Institute have partnered to unite the SmartBay, Halifax, and Saint John initiatives under the "SmartATLANTIC Alliance" banner; creating the nucleus of a cooperative Atlantic Canada applied ocean observation capacity.

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