NERACOOS buoy observations are available 24 hours a day over a touch-tone or cell phone thanks to a partnership with the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) National Data Buoy Center’s (NDBC) Dial-A-Buoy service.

Dial-A-Buoy Service Provides:

  • hourly updates on weather and ocean conditions from NERACOOS buoys, NOAA buoys and NOAA C-MAN stations throughout the Gulf of Maine
  • the most recent NOAA marine forecast
  • access to marine observations at your convenience

For detailed information about the Dial-A-Buoy service please visit NOAA’s Dial-A-Buoy website.

Dial-A-Buoy Instructions

  1. Call the National Data Buoy Center's Dial-A-Buoy service at 888-701-8992.
  2. If you know the station identifier, enter 1 and then enter the five-digit (or character) identifier in response to the prompt. Station identifiers for the NERACOOS buoys can be found in the table below.
  3. The system will ask you to confirm that your entry was correct by pressing 1. After a few seconds, you will hear the latest buoy or C-MAN observation read via computer- generated voice.
  4. If you do not know the identifier, choose option 2 for the nearest stations to a latitude and longitude entry. Or, choose option 3 to receive a map by fax showing station locations, just enter your fax number.

Please be patient and wait for the system to finish prompting you; Dial-A-Buoy will not understand your entry if you are too fast.

NERACOOS Buoy and Location NOAA Station Identifier
A Mass. Bay/Stellwagen 44029
B W. Maine Shelf 44030
E Central Maine Shelf 44032
F W. Penobscot Bay 44033
I E. Maine Shelf 44034
M Jordan Basin 44037
  Jeffreys Ledge 44098
  Execution Rocks, Long Island Sound 44022
  Western Long Island Sound 44040
  Central Long Island Sound 44039
  Eastern Long Island Sound 44060