200th TRIAXYS Wave Buoy

AXYS Technologies (AXYS, Canada) has recently surpassed the construction of its 200th TRIAXYS Directional Wave Buoy. These buoys are deployed worldwide gathering wave data for renewable energy potential, research and impact studies, marine operations and general marine safety.   TRIAXYS was created by AXYS in conjunction with the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada in the late 1990s. It is a precision instrument incorporating advanced technologies that make it an easy to use, rugged, yet economical buoy for accurate measurement of directional waves. In 2006 the TRIAXYS was engineered to incorporate a current profiler in order to measure both waves... (read more)
2011-07-25 11:17:41

Wave Roller to be Demonstrated

AW-Energy has signed a EUR3 million contract with The European Union to demonstrate its Wave Roller technology. The contract between AW-Energy and the EU is the first one under the so-called CALL FP7 -Demonstration of the innovative full-size systems. Several wave energy developing companies participated to the CALL. The contract itself includes EUR3 million grant agreement, which gives a significant support to the demonstration project.   The goal of the project is to manufacture and deploy the first grid-connected WaveRoller unit in the Portuguese waters. The exact installation site is located near to the town of Peniche which is famous... (read more)
2009-10-05 03:34:22

'Catching the Next Wave' of Ocean Technologies

Disruptive technologies are driving rapid changes in many areas. Their impact on the marine engineering, science and technology sectors will be highlighted by a series of inspirational presentations at a one-day conference, entitled ‘Catch the Next Wave', at The Royal Institution of Great Britain (Albemarle Street, London) on 12th March 2012, the eve of Oceanology International 2012. Chairman is professor Ralph Rayner.     ‘Catch the Next Wave', with its theme ‘Tomorrow's solutions to today's ocean challenges' will turn the spotlight on materials, sensors, nanotechnology, power sources, robotics and cyber infrastructure. It will bring together a rich mix of people... (read more)
2011-12-08 12:00:00

Liquid Robotics Introduces Wave Glider SV3

Liquid Robotics has announced the introduction of the Wave Glider SV3, the world’s first hybrid wave and solar propelled unmanned ocean robot, during Ocean Business in Southampton, UK. The Wave Glider SV3 incorporates the latest advancements in energy-harvesting technology providing the ability to utilise both wave and solar energy for forward propulsion. Customers will now have the ability to conduct missions, 24/7, through all weather conditions, across most of the planet to help solve some of the world’s critical problems such as global climate change, ocean acidification, fisheries management, hurricane prediction, tsunami warning and exploration for valuable natural resources. The... (read more)
2013-04-09 09:34:39

Buoys Assess Wave Energy Offshore Chile

AXYS Technologies (AXYS) has delivered two TRIAXYS Next Wave Directional Wave Buoys to Instituto Nacional de Hidráulica (INH) in Santiago, Chile. This institution is to measure offshore wave characteristics for the purpose of assessing wave energy potential at various sites along the coast of Chile using different calibrated numerical models capable of propagating offshore wave characteristics to near-shore.   The TRIAXYS buoys will measure full directional wave data, store the data on an internal data logger, and transmit the processed data in near real-time to shore using either the GPRS or VHF telemetry option. The data provided by TRIAXYS is... (read more)
2011-07-01 10:46:15

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

VIPs Visit Autralian Wave Energy Project

Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited (Australia) welcomed the deputy prime minister and federal treasurer Wayne Swan MP, Senator Chris Evans and Melissa Parke MP to its Fremantle wave-energy research facility on 15th July 2011. Carnegie's managing director and CEO Michael Ottaviano, and its executive director of European Business Development Kieran O'Brien gave the deputy prime minister a tour of the Fremantle facility and led an inspection of the CETO wave energy unit that has just successfully completed its in-ocean trial.   Dr Ottaviano said "We reiterate our support for the Government's new climate change initiatives and in particular... (read more)
2011-07-15 11:30:29

Liquid Robotics Introduces New Wave Glider Platform

Liquid Robotics, a manufacturer of long-duration unmanned surface vehicles (USVs), is introducing its newest Wave Glider. The USV features advancements to shoreside operations and in-water performance enabling customers to mobilize, deploy and operate fleets of vehicles more efficiently, the company states. “Over the years, our customers’ missions have grown in complexity and scale, operating in one of the most challenging environments on Earth – the ocean,” said Dave Allen, Chief Executive Officer, Liquid Robotics. “In response, we’ve continued to raise the bar for unmanned surface vehicles.” Advancements This release builds on the current Wave Glider capabilities with the following advancements:... (read more)
2019-09-12 12:37:06

Greenland's Ice Melting: 50-year Atlantic Wave

A number of climate models predict that global sea levels could rise more than a metre if the Greenland ice cap melts. Many urban and economic centres around the world would be at risk, and several low lying Pacific Islands could disappear underwater. A twist to the story has been uncovered, one which should alarm western nations bordering the Atlantic Ocean.   The New Scientist (12th July 2008) reports on the work of a research group at the University of Hamburg in Germany. They have constructed a computer model which analyses the detail of huge amounts of meltwater from the... (read more)
2008-08-05 09:26:33
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