Monitoring platforms

3m panaMetocean monitoring is an important field of study for many applications including, weather forecasting, climate studies, operations & safety, resource assessment, maritime safety and marine domain awareness, among others.

AXYS 3 Metre Buoy

3-Metre-BuoyThe AXYS 3 Metre buoy is a very capable and rugged metocean platform that can be configured with a wide range of sensors for monitoring meteorological, oceanographic and water quality parameters. The 3 Metre buoy’s long term operational life and its substantial reserve capacity make it an excellent offshore metocean platform.

  • Battery capacity of 800 amp hours with 330 watts of solar rechargeability provide enough power for optimal performance in the harshest of marine environments.
  • Custom configurable with a variety of sensors including, wind speed and direction,
  • air temperature, barometric pressure, wave height, period and direction, currents, etc.
  • Uses the WatchMan500™ controller to integrate sensor systems and provide onboard data processing, data logging, telemetry and diagnostic/set up routines.
  • Expected service life in excess of 20 years.
  • A variety of telemetry options are available, including UHF/VHF, Inmarsat IsatData Pro, Iridium, GPRS/HSPA and CDMA/EVDO.

AXYS WatchKeeper™ buoy

The AXYS WatchKeeper™ buoy is a 1.7m diameter WatchKeeper-Buoy1polyethylene buoy designed for deployments in coastal areas, lakes, reservoirs and rivers. The WatchKeeper™ hull is internationally proven as an aid to navigation (AToN) and can be deployed in water depths from 20m to 500m.

  • Custom configurable with a wide range of sensors for monitoring meteorological, oceanographic and water quality parameters.
  • Frequently deployed in port environments to provide port operators with real time environmental data, while also acting as a traditional AtoN.
  • Uses the WatchMan500™ controller to integrate sensor systems and provide onboard data processing, data logging, telemetry and diagnostic/set up routines.
  • A variety of telemetry options are available, including Automatic Information System (AIS), UHF/VHF, Inmarsat IsatData Pro, Iridium, GPRS/HSPA and CDMA/EVDO.

AXYS NOMAD

nomad-buoy-2013.jpgThe AXYS NOMAD is a unique aluminum environmental monitoring buoy designed for deployments in extreme conditions. The NOMAD (Navy Oceanographic Meteorological Automatic Device) is a modified version of the 6m hull originally designed in the 1940’s for the U.S. Navy’s offshore data collection program. It has been operating in Canada’s Weather Buoy network for over 25 years and commonly experiences winter storms and hurricanes with wave heights approaching 20m.

  • Custom configurable with a wide range of sensors for monitoring meteorological, oceanographic and water quality parameters.
  • A watertight central compartment houses the electronics payload, and there are two masts for mounting meteorological sensors, telemetry hardware, solar panels and obstruction lights.
  • Uses the WatchMan500™ controller to integrate sensor systems and provide onboard data processing, data logging, telemetry and diagnostic/set up routines.
  • A variety of telemetry options are available, including UHF/VHF, Inmarsat IsatData Pro, Iridium, GPRS/HSPA and CDMA/EVDO.
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