Projects : Backyard Buoys

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Overview

The Backyard Buoys project empowers Indigenous and other coastal communities to collect, steward, and use wave data that complements their existing knowledge to support their blue economy: maritime activities, food security, and coastal hazard protection. Innovations in the works include a modular, sustainable process for community-led stewardship of affordable ocean buoys and co-designed web-based applications that render data easy to access and to understand, and that bridge to Indigenous Knowledge.

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Stewardship Plans

One of the primary goals of the project is the co-development of Community Research Implementation and Stewardship Plans (CRISPs) that will be used by community stewards to execute the Backyard Buoy project. CRISPs will be developed with a user-friendly web-based tool designed to encourage community involvement and will be available on the project website tailored for the Indigenous partners’ needs.

Partners

We have a geographically, academically, institutionally, and culturally diverse groups of partners collaborating on the Backyard Buoys project. Phase II continues the partnerships forged during Phase I between 1) three U.S. IOOS Regional Associations; 2) Indigenous partners in each region; 3) a proven ocean float developer; as well as new educational partners.

Pacific Northwest

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Alaska

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Pacific Islands

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Buoy Devices

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Project Management

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Contact

For more information, please contact us at info@backyardbuoys.org.