The "Marine Conditions" application developed by the St. Lawrence Global Observatory (SLGO) displays a wide range of recent and near real-time data collected by various monitoring systems installed in a vast territory from the Great Lakes to the St. Lawrence Gulf. Thus, this Web application allows the visualization and access to multiple physico-chemical data measured by sensors from buoys, tide gauges, thermographs, radars and meteorological stations. Data related to air, currents, water, waves and winds are available.
The main goal of this Web application is to optimize data discovery and valorization with a simplified research process and to offer an integrated access to data sources from several organizations member of SLGO. The partner organizations of the project are:
The "Marine Conditions" application incorporates multiple intuitive functionalities that allow the user, among other things, to search for parameters and stations for a specific period of time using filters and to have different data display modes (map, table, chart and real time).
Selection filters allow to refine research results and to actualize the different visualization modes displayed. They also adjust the choices available for the other filters of the application, for instance available data vary by station type. It allows the user to be guide through data selection thus avoiding requests without results.
The application offers different access modes to data.
To get more information about functionalities, consult the "User Guides".
In order to optimize the application performance, archived data for the different stations are available for a specific limited period of time for each data source. Please note that period of data availability can vary for each data provider and each type of station, for instance the buoys collect data only during the summer period. For more information on each data sources or on availability of previous archives than those proposed in "Marine Conditions", please visit the summary section of each data.
It is possible to download raw data, however please always read and respect the conditions of use displayed when downloading and be sure to quote properly the source when using data obtained through SLGO portal. For more information, consult the section "Conditions of use" and "Source information".