Today we’ll talk about our local National Data Buoy Center buoy, 46029, which was returned to service in June, 20 miles off the mouth of the Columbia River in the Pacific.

This important data buoy had been out of service since last fall. Today we’ll talk with NDBC adminstrator Craig Kohler about the buoy’s journey back to being in working order, transmitting data to waiting satellites – all about sea state, weather and other info. Important info for mariners.

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