AXYS Deliver Newfoundland Oceanogrphic Buoys

Press Release
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
AXYS Watchkeeper Buoy: Photo courtesy of AXYS

AXYS Technologies Inc. deliver 8 oceanographic buoys to the Fisheries & Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland (Marine Institute ).

The buoys will expand the existing ocean observing network, known as “SmartBay ”, located at Placentia Bay along Newfoundland’s southern coastline. The data provides fishermen, vessel operators, weather forecasters and other stakeholders near real time access to a variety of marine meteorological and oceanographic data. The Marine Institute plans to deploy the buoys in the spring and summer of 2013, with one 3 Metre buoy replacing a long-running station scheduled for a major refit.

The delivered buoys include four 3 Metre buoys, two WatchKeeper ™ buoys and two TRIAXYS ™ directional wave buoys. The large platform 3 Metre and WatchKeeper™ ODAS buoys have similar configurations to the systems previously provided to this program and will be established as permanent stations. The smaller TRIAXYS™ buoys will provide wave climate data in various locals and may be seasonal in operation.

All systems are designed and built to withstand the harsh marine conditions experienced in coastal Newfoundland waters.  The large ODAS buoys come equipped with various meteorological and oceanographic sensors to report synoptic conditions. The data collected/processed by the WatchMan500 ™ controller is then transmitted to a central data server via Iridium satellite or VHF telemetry. The 3 Metre and WatchKeeper™ buoys are fitted with a Type I Automatic Identification System (AIS) transmitter, which allows nearby vessels to access the buoy’s data.

SmartBay began as an environmental monitoring demonstration project in Placentia Bay with the goal of creating awareness of the importance of better observing the marine environment. In 2006 AXYS supplied one 3 Metre buoy and in 2010 supplied an additional 3 Metre buoy and one WatchKeeper™ buoy. Real-time and archived data is freely available to the public. The data is used to develop custom weather and sea-state forecasts for Placentia Bay and is available here.

 

Maritime Reporter August 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Asia-Europe Box Rates Soar Again

Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe jumped 29 percent to $763 per 20-foot container (TEU) this week data from

G E Shipping delivers “Jag Aakash” to Buyers

The Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd. delivered the new building Kamsarmax Dry Bulk Carrier “Jag Aakash” (81,600 dwt) to the buyers.  The vessel was contracted for sale in August 2015.

Otto Marine Signs Contracts to Supply 2 AHTS Vessels

Go Offshore,  wholly-owned subsidiary of Otto Marine has entered into an agreement for two long-term anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) charter contracts worth USD25.

Marine Science

Climate Change Will Forever Alter Key Ocean Microbes

Global warming will irrevocably mutate a micro-organism that plays a crucial role in the ocean food chain, reports a study.   Trichodesmium (referred to as “Tricho”

Obama Pushes for US Icebreakers

President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed a faster timetable for buying a new heavy icebreaker for the U.S. Arctic, where quickly melting sea ice has spurred more

Shipboard Waste Heat Recovery Technology

Calnetix Technologies, LLC has published a White Paper describing new processes for producing supplemental power for a ship’s electrical load. The White Paper,

Ocean Observation

Climate Change Will Forever Alter Key Ocean Microbes

Global warming will irrevocably mutate a micro-organism that plays a crucial role in the ocean food chain, reports a study.   Trichodesmium (referred to as “Tricho”

India's Oil Exploration near South China Sea Irks China

The state-run China Daily says that India's plans to conduct oil exploration off Vietnam coast in the South China Sea is "illegal and is an "unwise move" that

Seychelles to Join India-led Maritime Security Alliance

Seychelles  said that Indian ocean region "belongs" to countries sharing maritime boundaries and said it was "actively" considering participating in a security

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.4461 sec (2 req/sec)