Congratulations Wellington, it’s a buoy!
WRIBO (Wellington Regional Integrated Buoy Observations) was deployed by Greater Wellington and NIWA on Monday 10 July from NIWA’s research vessel Tangaroa.
Wellingtonians might catch a glimpse of the 3 metre high yellow buoy in the waters south east of Matiu/Somes Island.
WRIBO’s instruments measure currents, waves, salinity, temperature, oxygen, chlorophyll, ocean acidification and wind.
Greater Wellington and NIWA will use these as a means of routinely sampling the harbour.
Real-time data sent by the buoy will be available to the public soon.
You can read more here about WRIBO’s role in understanding the health of our habour.