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).

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NDBC Replaces Weather Buoy with Saildrone USV in National Marine Sanctuary

NOAA's National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) and Saildrone are partnering to replace a moored buoy in a national marine sanctuary with a Saildrone uncrewed surface vehicle (USV) in order to continue critical weather observations and explore more sustainable marine observation methods.

NDBC, Sofar Ocean to share methodologies to advance marine monitoring and research capabilities

The three-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between NOAA and Sofar Ocean is a collaborative effort that will lead to advances in marine observations and environmental monitoring.