New MPM 1800 Buoy by Pharos Marine

Pharos Marine announces the launch of its new PMP1800 rotationally moulded polyethylene buoy adding to its comprehensive range of IALA compliant light buoys. This new Buoy is designed to provide a cost-effective and light weight buoy marker for a wide range of applications and conditions. The buoy can be used in fast current applications and has large reserve buoyancy allowing its use in deep waters where a long mooring chain is required. Closed cell foam filling gives extra rigidity and also makes it virtually unsinkable. The buoy has four lifting eyes and up to four mooring eyes and all steelwork... (read more)
2004-06-07 12:00:00

Metocean Buoy for Australian Oil Field Development

AXYS Technologies (Canada) has secured a contract with its Australian partner Metocean Services International (MSI), to provide and deploy a 3-metre ODAS (Ocean Data Acquisition System) buoy and a Subsurface Sentinel mooring in support of a major oil field development in Northern Australia. The systems are designed to satisfy the long-term operational requirement of metocean monitoring in the field and to report data in real time. The buoy acquires the temperature and system diagnostic data from the Subsurface Sentinel mooring via acoustic modem and relays it, along with directional wave data and a water column profile of current speed and... (read more)
2014-02-19 12:08:31

XTP Sensors Deployed on UpTempO Buoy

An experimental drifting buoy equipped with eXpendable Temperature and Pressure (XTP) sensors from Soundnine Inc (USA) was deployed for the UpTempO project. The UpTempO project, headed by Dr. Mike Steele of the University of Washington, Polar Science Center, uses inexpensive buoys to measure the Upper layer Temperature of the Polar Oceans. The buoy was deployed in northern Hudson bay on 14 June 2018 by Canadian research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen. It transmits real-time temperature and conductivity data to 25 metres deep, enabling scientists to measure the rate of surface warming as Arctic sea ice increasingly thins and retreats each summer. Pacific... (read more)
2018-07-17 08:55:54

University of California to deploy WatchKeeper Buoy

AXYS Technologies has recently won a contract for the sale of a WatchKeeper data collection buoy to the Bodega Marine Laboratory at the University of California, Davis (USA). The buoy is planned for deployment on Cordell Bank, west of San Francisco in 85 metres of water. Data from the WatchKeeper will help Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, University of California researchers and the local community enhance their understanding of this productive marine environment. The WatchKeeper buoy will be equipped with a variety of sensors including wind speed and direction, air and water temperature, currents and water quality and conductivity. To... (read more)
2007-02-22 09:44:46

1.2m Tern Buoy for Gardline Environmental

UK-based Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL) have recently supplied a 1.2m Tern Buoy to Gardline Environmental, for installation in Cyprus. The buoy is equipped with a Nortek AWAC, acquiring full profile current speed and direction and wave data in addition to other ancillary parameters including GPS positioning. Data from the AWAC is currently transmitted via GSM. However, the buoy has also been equipped with the option to swap comms to Iridium satellite. The buoy system is robust, with all cables held internally, protected by the rugged enclosed top section, which has been designed to minimise damage from the elements or... (read more)
2014-09-05 11:00:00

Canadian Technology for Italian Buoy Network

AXYS Technologies has delivered seventeen customised oceanographic data buoys to Italy within a four-month period, a record achievement for the company. Ten of the seventeen buoys are already deployed and operational within various Italian ports; remaining buoys will be deployed in the next few weeks. The data buoys are based on the well proven WatchKeeper buoy platform and TRIAXYS Directional Wave Sensor. Wave, wind and other data from the buoys are used by local mariners and port authorities to make vessel traffic management decisions. The Italian government also uses the data for wave and climate research studies. Live data from... (read more)
2010-01-26 04:05:34

Wave Buoy Assists Costa Concordia Salvage Operation

AXYS Technologies (Canada) supplied a TRIAXYS wave buoy to aid in the salvage operation of the Costa Concordia, which had a milestone moment when the vessel was placed upright on 16 September 2013 offshore Isola del Giglio, Italy. The TRIAXYS wave buoy, which has been deployed near the vessel since January 2013, provides real-time directional wave data to the salvage crews performing the operation. This data helps the crew understand the wave conditions of the site and enables them to make informed decisions on whether technicians are safe to work on the water near the salvage site. The TRIAXYS buoy uses the... (read more)
2013-09-17 09:20:36

First Argentinian Metocean Data Buoy Sale

Following an international review of buoy suppliers, Argentina's Subtronic S.A. has contracted AXYS to supply a WatchKeeper oceanographic and meteorological data collection buoy. The 1.7m diameter WatchKeeper will support offshore oil & gas exploration activities in approximately 100m of water. The solar-powered buoy is equipped with a variety of sensors, including sea temperature, directional waves, currents, wind speed & direction, relative humidity and air temperature.   Data from the sensors is collected by AXYS' proprietary WatchMan500 data acquisition system and transmitted to a shore station by Iridium and/or Inmarsat D+ satellite telemetry.  Authorized users can access buoy data from their... (read more)
2007-11-07 10:24:14

Buoy Range Added to EIVA Product Portfolio

The first day of the 2014 edition of the Oceanology International exhibition in London, UK, saw the launch of a new buoy product range produced by the Danish offshore specialist EIVA. Considering the wave algorithm, data logging and remote monitoring, the ToughBoy Panchax is a wave buoy that is effectively a software product. An integrated Teledyne RD Instruments ADCP and a thoroughly tested, advanced wave sensor provide high-precision current and wave data. The settings and transmission are adjusted according to customer needs, keeping communications expenditures to a minimum. The ToughBoy Panchax is suitable for a broad spectrum of tasks, from... (read more)
2014-03-12 04:20:34

Design to Deployment - ToughBoy Wave Buoy

When using sea-going equipment, the elements are invariably one of your greatest adversaries. Whether a researcher waiting for a weather window, or a technician maintaining a sensor platform, the waves and weather should never be underestimated as sensor equipment must endure these conditions. Wave buoys represent a considerable design challenge from multiple perspectives. Physical durability is clearly of fundamental importance, but that robustness must be extended into the functionality and performance of the wave buoy system. A wave buoy must also maintain operational independence over extended periods of time – measured not in weeks or months, but often years. The... (read more)
2019-02-12 09:01:57
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