Florida State University (FSU) maintains atmospheric and oceanic instrumentation at U.S. Air Force tower N7 in the northern Gulf of Mexico as part of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS). The observations at N7, located ~18 nautical miles southeast of St. Teresa, FL, in 20m of water are a continuation of the previous NOAA-funded Northern Gulf of Mexico Cooperative Institute program. FSU instrumentation at N7 support continuing research to quantify the onshore and offshore transport mechanisms and document the basic regional physical oceanography of the Big Bend Region. Observations at N7 result from a collaboration between the Marine Field Group, the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, and the Coastal & Marine Laboratory at FSU.

Station power was restored May 2015.