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SCCOOS Automated Shore Stations

Automated shore stations consist of a suite of sensors that are attached to piers at several locations along the California coast. These automated sensors measure temperature, salinity, chlorophyll, turbidity and water level at frequent intervals in the nearshore coastal ocean. This data can provide local and regional information on mixing and upwelling, land run-off, and algal blooms.

Data Access is available in a number of formats and protocols

Metadata for the stations is available here

Automated Shore Stations Program Profiles

  • Stearns Wharf - 34.4107° N, 119.6874° W
    • Operated by the Marine Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara
    • Current funding provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Santa Monica Pier - 34.0086° N, 118.4986° W
    • Operated by Institute of the Environment at the University of California, Los Angeles
    • Current funding provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Newport Pier - 33.6073° N, 117.9289° W
    • Operated by University of California, Irvine
    • Current funding provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Scripps Pier - 32.867° N, 117.257° W
    • Operated by the Coastal Observing Research and Development Center (CORDC) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)
    • Current funding provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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