LSPA's Instrumented Lake Buoy

LSPA’s water quality buoy (pictured above) collects and transmits to LSPA's Learning Center data on weather and in-lake conditions every ten minutes, round-the-clock, 365 days of the year.

This buoy participates in a global buoy network called the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON).  

The LSPA buoy records air temperature, wind speed and direction, humidity, sunlight energy, water temperature at various depths, water conductivity, chlorophyll, and dissolved oxygen in the water. To learn more about some of these water quality parameters click button below.

The buoy is located in Lake Sunapee at 43° 23' 28.64" N / 72° 3' 28.51" W near Loon Island Lighthouse from May through early November annually. During the winter months, the buoy is tethered in Sunapee Harbor and continues to collect and transmit some data.