Smart Atlantic Buoy Redundancy Model

This research will provide a prediction of sea conditions at a given location based on measurements from meteorlogic and oceanographic “smart” buoys in the general area. The motivation is to provide redundancy in the measurement of sea conditions for safe navigation within the Halifax Harbour when the main smart buoy in Halifax Harbour fails or is unavailable. The current Halifax Harbour Smart buoy provides real-time wind and wave data that is used to determine if levels are within acceptable thresholds in order to move vessels within the harbour. Two additional buoys are operated in the harbour by other entities (Environment & Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). This research project will determine if a model can be derived from the additional two buoys to make a prediction about the expected measures from the Halifax Smart buoy.

Faculty Supervisor:

Luis Torgo


Jesuseyi Fasuyi


Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise


Computer science


Other services (except public administration)


Dalhousie University



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