Buoy Collects Data on the Open Ocean

One ocean. More than 100 moored buoys gather data on the single, contiguous, body of water that encircles the globe.

Sponsored by the United Nations, the Global Ocean Observing System is committed to sharing observations about the ocean to all nations. Some of the data they collect comes from buoys like the one shown here. The buoys help scientists investigate a host of environmental questions and issues, including climate change.