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Congratulations Wellington, it’s a buoy!

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.