Thirty Acoustic Release Transponders for National Data Buoy Center

ORE Offshore has delivered thirty 8242XS Acoustic Release Transponders to the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) located at the Stennis Space Center, Mississippi (USA). The Model 8242XS can be used to release oceanographic moorings or can be used for long baseline transponder navigation. In addition to these typical applications there are a number of specialized uses for these systems, such as opening and closing valves in underwater systems and as emergency recovery systems. The 8242XS has a depth rating of 6,000 meters and boasts a release load of 5,500 kg. The unit is made entirely of Nickel Aluminum Bronze alloy... (read more)
2006-02-02 12:00:00

Wind Lidar Buoy Provides Bankable Wind Profile Measurement

Fugro has been awarded a contract by Navitus Bay Development, UK, to provide real-time bankable wind profile data for a twelve month period using the Seawatch Wind Lidar Buoy. The Lidar buoy has achieved close to 100% data availability despite experiencing several storms since its deployment at the beginning of February 2015. This compact and robust multipurpose Lidar buoy, which in addition to wind profiles also measures waves, current profiles and standard meteorological parameters, was demobilised from the Eneco Luchterduinen wind farm off the coast of The Netherlands and made ready for deployment at the Navitus Bay site, off the... (read more)
2015-04-20 08:54:24

TRIAXYS With Currents Buoy Improve Tanker Berthing Safety

AXYS Technologies has been awarded a contract from Metocean Services International (MSI) of South Africa to supply a TRIAXYS with Currents buoy. The buoy will provide wave and current data to tankers approaching a conventional buoy mooring (CBM) facility, which is anchored offshore and serves as a mooring point for tankers to offload oil products.   Armed with environmental data at their fingertips, ship captains will have the ability to make mission critical decisions quickly, thereby improving safety at sea and knowledge of environmental conditions around the CBM. In addition, company engineers, pipeline construction managers, work crews, and regulatory authorities... (read more)
2008-08-15 09:59:49

Small Field Buoy Used on Global Dredge Projects

International data buoy manufacturer Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL) is reporting extensive use of its 0.7m small field buoy on international dredging projects. The lightweight, easily re-positionable buoys can be repeatedly deployed to follow in the path of dredgers in order to monitor plume activity. They are often complimented by the OSIL 1.2m Tern buoys, which provide more permanent monitoring stations for long-term projects. The buoys are constructed from rotationally moulded polyethylene hulls that are foam filled for added security. Instrumentation is securely protected from damage and interference by the integral stainless steel deployment frame/cage without interrupting the flow of water around... (read more)
2016-05-10 10:07:29

Virtual Buoy Solution Eliminates the Need to Deploy Marker Buoys

Danish hardware and software engineering specialist EIVA has introduced a new system solution that offers an alternative way to ensure safe navigation by marking channels, shoals, wrecks and so on, as well as during harbour expansions and other construction projects. NaviSuite Perio provides harbour and other waterway authorities with the possibility of replacing marker buoys with virtual buoys that are managed via a software user interface. Even though they are never actually deployed, they are still displayed to AIS users as actual buoys at a given location in the water. ‘NaviSuite Perio addresses a number of inconveniences related to the... (read more)
2018-03-05 02:46:31

Fugro EMU to Manage DONG Wave Buoy Network

Fugro EMU has been appointed to manage a network of wave buoys that has the potential to become Europe’s largest wave monitoring network, surpassing the UK Coastal Observatories Network which is also managed by Fugro EMU. The buoys will be situated off the coasts of north-eastern Europe and will collect hydrodynamic data until 2020. DONG Energy has selected Fugro EMU, part of Fugro’s Renewable Services Group, to procure, deploy, service and manage a network of real-time metocean data acquisition systems in support of DONG Energy’s European offshore wind programme. For this project, Fugro EMU will deploy Fugro’s Seawatch MIDI 185... (read more)
2013-11-22 12:00:00

Oceanographic and Meteorological Data Collection Buoy for Petróleos De Venezuela

Through its Venezuela Agent, Geofísica y Posicionamiento Satelital (GPS), AXYS has won a contract from Consorcio Oceanográfico Geohidra – Incostas (CGI) for the supply of a WatchKeeper oceanographic and meteorological data collection buoy. The 1.7m diameter WatchKeeper is a rugged, lightweight buoy with exceptional stationkeeping and a long life expectancy.  The solar-powered WatchKeeper is outfitted with a variety of water quality and meteorological sensors. Data from the sensors is collected by AXYS’ WatchMan data acquisition system and transmitted to a shore station by Inmarsat C satellite telemetry. Authorised users can access buoy data on a website set up by CGI.... (read more)
2007-04-10 10:27:56

First Mobile Station Keeping Buoy for Earthquake Predictions

ASV engineers travelled to Tohoku University in Japan to hand over C-Stat 2, the first autonomous mobile station keeping buoy. Designed and developed by ASV, the buoy will be used by the university to help predict earthquakes off the Japanese coast. The C-Stat uses an autonomous controller and station keeping system integrated with sister company, C&C Technologies C-NAV GPS system. The C-Stat hull is made of aluminium with a PU-coated closed-cell foam fender and is powered by a hybrid diesel-electric drive system. An integral fuel tank provides an endurance of four and a half days in currents of up to... (read more)
2013-02-12 03:25:14

OSIL to Launch Small Field Buoy at Ocean Business

Ocean Scientific International Ltd. (OSIL) is introducing a Small Field Buoy at the Ocean Business show in Southampton, UK. The platform, which is 55cm in diameter, also offers an improvement to the visibility profile of previous platforms, meaning it is better suited to frequent redeployments in high-traffic coastal and port areas. The buoy is suitable for all applications, including scientific studies, water-quality monitoring, coastal engineering projects, harbour and coastal monitoring and maritime traffic control. The Small Field Buoy has been designed to be easy to handle, deploy and recover with an integrated grab ring, a total weight of around 35kg... (read more)
2017-03-23 02:10:09

AXYS Metocean Buoy Supports Polish Offshore Wind Development

An AXYS WatchKeeper meteorological and oceanographic data buoy has deployed been approximately 60km offshore along the northern coast of Poland in the Baltic Sea. This buoy, procured by Polish developer Baltic Trade and Invest (BTI), will be used as part of the Environmental Impact and Assessment campaign in the Baltic Sea. This campaign will form part of the environmental application for the offshore wind farm development ‘FEW Baltic II’. The WatchKeeper buoy is equipped to provide wind speed and direction, air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, solar radiation, directional waves, current speed and direction, conductivity, and water temperature in near... (read more)
2017-01-18 08:33:12
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