Ocean Observing

Gerstle Cove high frequency radar

The Coastal Oceanography Group (COG) manages the Bodega Ocean Observing Node (BOON), a long-term coastal ocean observing system centered at Bodega Marine Laboratory focused on the coasts of northern California. The COG operating area includes San Mateo County north to Humboldt County, with emphasis on the upwelling region from Point Reyes to Point Arena. BOON is a component of larger regional (CeNCOOS), national (IOOS) and global observing systems (GOOS).