CariCOOS Coastal Weather App (provided by CARICOOS)

CariCOOS App IconThe CARICOOS Coastal Weather app provides users with an integrated view of ocean conditions in the US Caribbean, including real-time life buoy data (waves, wind and currents), as well as coastal Mesonet wind station data. It is designed as a tool for surfing, boating, fishing, sailing, and marine operations.Includes all US Caribbean coastal regions (Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands).

Download for: Android


Northwest Pacific Data on the Go App (provided by NANOOS)

NANOOS app iconThe NVS Assets App provides easy access to data on-the-go in the field or on the water. It displays data from federal, tribal, state, academic, industry, and non-profit organizations, who operate a wide variety of observing assets including buoys, shore stations, sea-bed, and coastal land-based stations. This composite view provides a comprehensive view of ocean conditions.

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Data Explorer App and Tsunami Evacuation App (provided by NANOOS)

NANOOS tsunami app iconTsunamiEvac-NW provides at-a-glance view of where the tsunami hazard zones are along the Oregon and Washington coast, and allows to map whether your home, work, school, etc. is located in a tsunami evacuation zone or not. To help develop and plan evacuation routes, TsunamiEvac-NW enables to save user’s current position or points of interest via GPS or address look-up.

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Mobile Web: Gulf of Mexico Near Real-Time Observations (provided by GCOOS)

mobi_boaters_gcoos100This website provides the one-stop shop for information requested by boaters and fishermen in U.S. Gulf of Mexico waters in a smartphone and tablet friendly format:

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Mobile Web: PacIOOS Voyager (provided by PacIOOS)

PacIOOS Voyager IconThe PacIOOS Voyager is a free, interactive, online mapping experience on the familiar Google Maps platform. View, combine, and download current or historical oceanographic observations, predictions, and other geospatial information related to the marine environment and beyond.

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On-demand, Current Conditions for Water Data

USGS WaterNow - data delivered directly to your mobile phone or email

Send an email or text message containing a USGS current-conditions gaging site number to and quickly receive a reply with its most recent observation(s).

Details about the USGS WaterNow tool 


Real-Time Weather and Water Data App
Smart Buoys by Chesapeake Conservancy

Smart Buoys iconThe CBIBS "smart buoys" collect and transmit real-time weather and water data. CBIBS supports the use and management of a healthy Chesapeake Bay by providing the data and information needed to improve safety, enhance the economy, and protect the environment:

Download for: Apple | Android


National Park Service’s “Chesapeake Explorer” App

Chesapeake Explorer app iconThe National Park Service’s (NPS’s) “Chesapeake Explorer” app is available in the iTunes store and in the Android market. Based on their location, the app helps users find national and state parks, trails, and historic sites near them in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The app helps users match up their interests—like hiking, biking, bird watching—with locations in the area. It contains abundant information on all those places, like location, hours, and other details. The Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail and Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail—each marked at points by CBIBS buoys—are among the trails highlighted via this app.

Download for: Android


Animal Tagging App
Shark Net - Predators of the Blue Serengeti

SharkNet app iconShark Net allows you to connect directly with one of the most amazing predators on the planet – white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias), which return every year to the Gulf of the Farallones and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuaries along the California coastline.

White sharks are apex predators in our coastal and open ocean ecosystems. Using electronic tags attached to these sharks, you will follow when individuals pass by strategically-placed underwater acoustic listening stations that are satellite uplinked in coastal locations. This technology provides the capacity for real-time uplinks from a shark within 5 minutes of its detection. We also have mobile Wave Gliders cruising the ocean waters, and when a tagged white shark swims past, the detections are sent to the app.

Download for: Apple


Mobile Websites and Apps from NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS)

NOAA EmblemA compilation of ocean and coast-related mobile websites and free applications produced by or in partnership with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA.