Offshore Turbine Testing

The Physical Oceanography Group (PhOG) at the University of Maine will deploy and operate an oceanographic data buoy with real-time telemetry capabilities in the University of Maine Deepwater Offshore Wind Test Site offshore Monhegan Island. The ocean data buoy will be deployed prior to the tank testing and will remain in operation throughout the project period in order to monitor oceanographic, meteorological, and general environmental conditions. Monitoring emphasis will be on wind speed and direction, visibility, directional waves, and water-column currents.