Okeanus ocean observation buoys are designed for moored applications in open ocean, coastal, or protected waters. Buoys, including standard body sizes, towers, and bridles, are configurable with a variety of meteorological and oceanographic sensors and telemetry to meet your data requirements.
SOSI’s Coastal Water Data Buoys are anchored systems designed for open water and coastal installation.CWDBs are usually deployed to serve national forecasting needs,maritime safety needs or to observe regional climate patterns.These buoys are configurable with a variety of meteorological and oceanographic sensors.Measurements from an open water buoy might include: wind and air surface variables,sea surface temperature,water conductivity, salinity and density,trace metals and water quality, oil spill fluorescence, PAR, UV-B, underwater video, barometric pressure, GPS and other data which is transmitted in real-time and relayed to its deplorer by Iridium or ARGO telemetry.
- Power Options.
- Alkaline Battery Pack.
- Lithium Battery Pack.
- Telemetry: Iridium Satellite, Argos Satellite, GSM.
- Sensors: Sea Surface Temperature, Sea Surface Conductivity, Sea Surface UV-B & PAR, In Air UV-B & PAR, Current Profiling, Wind Speed & Direction Sensors, Air Temperature & Pressure, GPS, Shallow & Deep Water Mooring Systems, Inductively Coupled Sensors.
- Installation & Maintenance Support.
- Data Management Services.
SOSI’s Protected Water Data Buoys are typically deployed in locations with low to moderate sea states.They are light weight and extremely tough,self-fending, and virtually unsinkable. The octagonal shape prevents rolling on deck during mooring deployment.The PWDB is one of a family of SOSI buoys that serve as a base platform for SOSI-integrated sensor and telemetry systems. The PWDB supports Sea-Bird inductive telemetry between underwater sensors and the buoy controller/logger. An optional inductive mooring coupler can be attached to the bridle,providing protection for the IM coupler and cable, and ensuring reliable mechanical and electrical connection to the buoy and long term IM telemetry reliability
- Buoy Controller/Logger: GPS, Flux Gate Compass, Tilt sensors, 3-axis Accelerometer.
- Data Telemetry Modems (application dependent): Cellular, Spread Spectrum RF, Iridium, Wi-Fi.
- Oceanographic Sensors: CTDs, Currents, Dissolved Oxygen, CO2, Chlorophyll, CDOM, Turbidity, PAR.
- Meteorological Sensors: Temperature, Barometric Pressure, Wind Speed/Direction, Relative Humidity, Precipitation, PAR, Solar Irradiance.
The Bay Monitor Buoy is a small, robust, easily deployed shallow water data buoy that delivers the highest quality data set, and dramatically lowers operating and support costs.Using premium instrumentation with the highest initial accuracy and long-term stability means fewer service visits to the buoy. When service is required, technicians can service the buoy from a small boat without lifting capability,and access all sensors without diving or pulling the mooring
- Solid closed-cell polyethylene foam encapsulated in a thick UV resistant polyurea skin.
- Thru-hull instrument deployment provides topside access.
- A modular integrated weather station (Vaisala WXT520).
- Oceanographic and water quality sensors (WET Labs WQM, Nortek Aquadopp Profiler, Sea-Bird Inductive Modem MicroCATs).
- Low-power buoy controller manages sensor data acquisition, storage and transmission, and monitoring of battery and solar charging.