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Tampa Bay  Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System is a marine information acquisition and dissemination technology developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric and Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), in collaboration with CMPS University of South Florida College of Marine Science.

The goals of TB-PORTS are to improve navigational safety and to also protect the environment by providing more accurate water level, current, and meteorological data for Tampa Bay.

TB-PORTS integrates real-time current, water
level, temperature, wave, visibility, and wind measurements collected every six minutes.

After starting in Tampa Bay, PORTS has expanded to 30 coastal and Great Lakes locations around the United States.