MetOcean Charts

MetOcean Charts

MetOcean Charts


MetOcean smart buoys – instant insight into weather conditions

Some of our buoys (smart buoys) are fitted with sensors and transmit MetOcean data that can be stored, analysed, graphed or published to a Twitter timeline.

We currently have seven buoys collecting environmental data through their MetOcean sensors. This data is transmitted to our headquarters in Dun Laoghaire via the Automatic Identification System (AIS) network.

This data is available in different formats, including graphical charts, RSS and JSON on our MetOcean site.

MetOcean buoys - Twitter

These lighthouses and buoys are equiped with meterological and oceanographic (MetOcean) sensors and transmit their data to Irish Lights headquarters via AIS. Here, the data is published to their Twitter feeds after some formatting. The Twitter timelines are listed under this Irish Lights Twitter list.

Fastnet Lighthouse

    • Light Character:Fl W 5s
    • Light Range: 27 nautical miles
    • Radar Beacon: Morse 'G' on vessel's radar display

Fastnet Lighthouse Twitter: @FastnetLHouse

Kish Bank Lighthouse

    • Light Character:Fl (2 ) W 20s
    • Light Range: 21 nautical miles
    • Radar Beacon: Morse 'T' on vessel's radar display

Kish Bank Lighthouse Twitter: @KishLHouse

Ballybunion

    • Type 1 buoy, off the west coast of Kerry
    • Nominal range of 6 nm
    • Racon Morse of 'M'

Ballybunion Buoy Twitter: @BallybunionBuoy

Coningbeg

    • Type 1 South Cardinal Marker (the largest buoy type in our inventory), off the south coast near Wexford

Coningbeg Buoy Twitter: @ConingbegBuoy

Dublin Bay

    • Type 1 Safe Water Mark, situated in Dublin Bay between Howth and Dun Laoghaire

Dublin Bay Buoy Twitter: @DublinBayBuoy

For the latest tweets from the Dublin Bay Buoy, see the panel on the right.

Finnis

    • First class East Cardinal marker, situated by the Finnis Rock to the east of Inisheer in the Aran Islands

Finnis Buoy Twitter: @FinnisBuoy

Foyle

    • Type 2 Safe Water Mark, situated by the entrance to Lough Foyle

Foyle Buoy Twitter link: @FoyleBuoy

South Hunter

    • Type 2 South Cardinal Mark, situated off the coast of Larne

South Hunter Buoy Twitter: @SouthHunterBuoy

Splaugh

    • Type 2 Port Lateral Marker (the second buoy type in our inventory), situated off the Wexford coast near Rosslare

Splaugh Buoy Twitter: @SplaughBuoy

For the latest tweets from the Splaugh Buoy, see the panel on the right.

Data from these buoys is automatically interrogated, formatted and charted, providing a unique insight into weather conditions in the areas. These charts can be viewed on our MetOcean website.

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Twitter Feeds

Dublin Bay Buoy (@DublinBayBuoy)

Splaugh Buoy (@SplaughBuoy)