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Oceanographic and Meterology Buoys


Specification sheet


Main purposes

The Oceanographic and Meterology Buoy is designed to accomodate the use of many instruments in order to satisfy the oceanographic researcher's needs. These instruments, offered as options, are grouped into three main categories:

Optical parameters

- Measurement of the light spectrum level in air and water
- Measurement of the concentration of coloured biological matter dissolved in sea water

Meteorological parameters

- Wind direction and speed
- Atmospheric temperature and humidity
- Atmospheric pressure

Oceanographic parameters

- Water temperature
- Water salinity, density and conductivity
- Measurement of the water flow at many programmable depths

A software is designed to help the researcher interpret information from the buoy. This information is sent to a land station via cellular modem or satellite or a combination of cellular and Internet. The researcher can set at which interval he wants to receive information from the buoy.

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The buoy is equipped with a automate profiler that, with the instruments on the buoys, included the main controller, can determined automatically if the conditions are good to collect data.

The buoy is using only one anchor. It allow a better deployment and to use a smaller boat for the deployment.


- Approximated height of 4,57 meters (180 in)
- Approximated diameter of 2 meters (79 in)
- In air weight: around 1100 kg (2425 lbs) (according to installed equipments)
- 2 x batteries
- Solar panels
- Operating temperature

  • Water: -2°C to 35°C (28,4°F to 95°F)
  • Air: -10°C to 50°C (14°F to 122°F)

- Material:

  • Wetter section: SS316 and Titanium
  • Air section: Paint Aluminum
  • Floater: Medium density UV-stabilized virgin polyethylene



- Frequency range

  • Cellular: 3G or 4G
  • Satellite: 1616 to 1626.5 MHz

- Operating range
  • Cellular: Where the signal is available
  • Operating fee: Depend on the paid service and the size of the transfered data

  • Satellite: Worldwide
  • Operating fees: Required paid service (IRIDIUM)

-Link throughput:
  • Cellular: 50 mb/s
  • Satellite: 4,8 kbps max

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Oceanographic Buoys

Designed with the collaboration of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the buoy measure optical, meteorological and oceanographic parameters.

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