Effective Sunday, March 17, 2024, the National Weather Service National Data Buoy Center will discontinue its Dial-A-Buoy Interactive Voice Response system. For more information, see Service Change Notice 24-06 (PDF).

About Us

Our Vision

A sustainable and resilient marine observation and monitoring infrastructure which enhances healthy ecosystems, communities, and economies in the face of change.


Our Mission

Collecting and disseminating in-situ, real-time, quality-controlled observations in the marine environment to ensure the Nation's maritime safety, and to understand and predict the atmosphere, ocean, waves, ice, and climate.


Internal Organization