What is BOB?Basic Observation Buoy (BOB) is a floating platform with capacity to carry a suite of environmental sensors. BOB can be moored to bottom or to a dock in quiet waters. Based on concepts developed by Doug Levin, Ph.D., located at NOAA’s IOOS (Integrated Ocean Observing System) Program Office, BOB is an exciting collaborative among SECOORA scientists and educators.The BOB project involves precollege to undergraduate level student-designed, built and deployed buoys that host data collection, storage, and transmission capabilities.The target cost for a BOB is $1500, inclusive of the buoy structure, sensor(s), data storage, and transmissionSensors determine the parameters collected by BOB and may include meteorological parameters, as well as wind speed and conductivity/salinity, dissolved oxygen, pH, chlorophyll A, and turbidity.BOB I Workshop: Selecting instruments for BOB, Image Credit: Lundie SpenceBackground DocumentsA Manual
for Building a BASIC OBSERVATION BUOY (BOB)Basic Observation Buoy (BOB) Objectives for 2010
BOB/FLO Sensor SuggestionsBuilding Buoys for Observing and STEM Education
(August 17, 2009 MTS-IEEE Oceans Conference Proceedings)Build-A-Buoy (BABs) Content Based, Hands-On, Education for KindergartenersGuide to the Elementary Basic Observation Buoy (eBOB)
BOB in ActionEmail email@example.com to add your projects here!BOB has been incorporated into undergraduate and ...