Apps for the Ocean

A list of smartphone apps that are aimed at raising oceanic awareness no matter where you are

NOAA Buoy Data Reader

NOAA Buoy Data Reader

Boaters can use NOAA Buoy Data Reader to get current location and presents a list of NOAA Weather Buoy locations near you.

Seafood Watch Program

Seafood Watch Program

Helps consumers and businesses choose seafood that’s fished or farmed using sustainable methods.

Marine Debris Tracker

Marine Debris Tracker

Allows users to report trash found along coastlines and in waterways, and users can accurately enter items of trash spotted while out or near the water

Endangered Waves

Endangered Waves

The app allows users to collect data on oil spills, sewage, trash and coastal erosion and monitor the health of favorite surf spots

Sofar Spotter

Sofar Spotter

Get clear, concise, detailed marine weather using the latest in drone and spotter technology, both above and below the water.

Whale Alert

Whale Alert

Ship strikes are the most common form of whale mortality. On water, the app uploads valuable data to help protect the various species, many of which are on the endangered list

SeeSea

SeeSea

Using augmented reality, it lets users view what it would look like if the oceans in front of them were drained of water

SOpHIE

SOpHIE

Users can help gather crucial knowledge of coastal areas that may be at risk of ocean acidification.

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