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The Martha's Vinyard Coastal Observatory suffered a critical power failure in September 2018.
During the effort to bring the observatory back online it was deemed necessary to overhaul a number of systems,
many of which could not be addressed over the winter months. 
We are still hard at work to bring the observatory back online; we expect a return of service in Fall 2019.
Thank you for bearing with us and checking in on the site.


Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory

The Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory (MVCO) is a leading research and engineering facility operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The observatory is located at South Beach and in the ocean a mile off the south shore of Martha's Vineyard where it provides real time and archived coastal oceanographic and meteorological data for researchers, students and the general public.

For more information contact us.

Implemented with funding from


National Science Foundation


MassTech Collaborative

Office of Naval Research

Last updated: September 25, 2019

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