This site offers information about the marine weather station located within the automated profiling buoy (see figure). This buoy-based sea weather station is the first of its kind in Finland, integrated into a water quality monitoring device. The primary goal of the weather station is to provide insights into the dynamic interaction between the atmospheric conditions immediately above the sea surface and the properties of the sea surface water, which are intimately interconnected. These observations can be extrapolated over various spatial scales. Much like the water quality data, the weather information is automatically updated four times a day. The visualization of the images is maintained by the University of Turku’s Research IT team.
Please note that the automated monitoring buoy is currently undergoing renewal, and as a result, these pages have not been recently updated. Monitoring of sea weather is expected to resume in the spring of 2024.
Open Data License: The data on the https://saaristomeri.utu.fi website is covered by the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). When citing this data, please use the following format: ‘Seili Environmental Monitoring Programme, Odas Buoy Weather Station Datasets. YEAR. University of Turku / Turku University of Applied Sciences, Turku. https://saaristomeri.utu.fi/buoyweather/‘.