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Ocean Thermometer Project

Ocean Thermometer Project is a project to monitor water temperature of the oceans near Okinawa Islands.
The ocean thermometer is a 'sensor' to record water temperature and send the temperature data via the internet (e.g. e-mails). OIST collects the temperature data and stores the data in a database.
Three sensors (ocean thermometers) are already installed in Okinawa Mainland, and two are set in Ishigaki Island. Eighteen more sensors will be on moored around Okinawa Islands with assistance by Okinawa Prefectural Fisheries Research and Extension Center, Japan Coast Guard and Japan Meteorological Agency.

Current Water Temperature of the Oceans near Okinawa

Please click one of the 'thermometer' symbols.A small dialog will pop up and display the latest water temperature of the selected location along with date and time of the recording.
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Our Ocean Thermometers (Sensors)

There are two types of ocean thermometers we are installing as follows:

T-moni Lite(Nichiyu) T-moni Lite logs water temperature every 10 minutes, and sends the data via E-mails every 1 hour. It has solar-panel and users do not have to change the battery. (the picture shows a buoy of Japan Coast Guard that T-moni Lite is installed in it)
Zenilite Buoy Zenilite Buoy is a buoy with water temperature sensor. It logs water temperature every 1 hour and sends the data immediately after logging.