Nearly $1.8M given to ocean research effort

Posted Nov. 29, 2011, at 3:55 p.m.

RYE, N.H. — A nonprofit that manages a network of buoys that provides real-time ocean weather data from Long Island to Nova Scotia has received nearly $1.8 million in federal funds.

The money is going to researchers that make up the Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems. It comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Recipients are the University of Maine Physical Oceanography Group, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, the University of New Hampshire, the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, the University of Rhode Island, the University of Connecticut, and the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Nova Scotia.

Association Executive Director J. Ru Morrison said the funding will enable the group to collect data that will be used to benefit fishers and commercial shippers.

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