Yearly climate summaries for the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's Physical Monitoring Program Galeta Island Marine Laboratory Station. Installed in 1974, the Galeta Island Marine Laboratory physical monitoring station (9.402742°, -79.860837°) is located approximately 6 km North East of the city of Colon. Established in the 1960’s, The Galeta Island Marine Laboratory was the first marine laboratory established by STRI on the Caribbean coast of Panama. It was the site of an extensive study of the biological effects of a major oil spill
All data are collected using electronic sensors. Sensors exist (or have existed) at five locations: Upstream, DownStream, and MidReef sensor platforms, on top of the laboratory building and a small tower on the Pier.