data buoy Articles

  • LG Sonic to automatically predict algal blooms

    LG Sonic will make use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to further develop the software algorithm which will make it possible to predict algal blooms based on water quality data automatically. Furthermore, it will provide detailed information about the intensity and the impact of the algal bloom on the ecosystem of the water body. The updated algorithm will be implemented in LG Sonic’s ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Great Lakes need great Data Buoys

    One recently finished project was performed by the University of Wisconsin and has comprised the depolyment of two data buoys which are both furnished with a multifunctional Lufft WS501-UMB. These weather ...

  • Why are we monitoring nutrients at different depths?

    Recently, LG Sonic introduced the MPC-Lab, an innovative monitoring buoy that can monitor algae, physico-chemical variables, and even nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus in near real-time and at different depths in a body of water. Combined with our other monitoring tools, this system offers a unique way to detect the spatial and temporal patterns of nutrient concentrations which play a ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Comparison of Directional WaveGuide Radar with Directional WaveRider Buoy

    Abstract Down looking FMCW radars for measuring water level, tides and wave height have been in use for 25 years. A combination of three down looking FMCW radars, mounted on an o↵ shore location, can be used to accurately measure ocean wave height and wave direction. At locations where an o↵shore mounting construction is readily available, the major advantage of this relatively ...


    By Radac BV

  • Case study - Buoy-based temperature profiling in the Bavarian Lakes

    In summertime a temperature stratification occurs in deep lakes – the surface water is warm, but deep down the water is cold.  This has considerable influence on the nutrient balance and the biological habitat in these lakes. Due to generally higher air temperatures induced by the climate change, both change and have effects on the life conditions of the ecosystems in the lakes. ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Arctic Sea Ice Mass Balance Buoys - University of Manitoba Environment and Geography Center for Earth Observation Science - Case Study

    The University of Manitoba Environment and Geography Center for Earth Observation Science is monitoring the evolution of ice growth and melt by researching the exchange of heat between the ocean, ice, and atmosphere. There is worldwide concern about the environmental conditions in the Arctic. The University of Manitoba Environment and Geography Center for Earth Observation Science is using a ...


    By BeadedStream

  • Time to stop losing ocean data to vandalism

    More must be done to prevent damage of ocean data buoys that costs money, vital data — and lives, say Sidney Thurston and M. Ravichandran. The global community relies on a rapidly expanding ocean observing network to understand the climate and ecosystems, to help warn against ocean-borne hazards such as tsunamis and storm surges caused by cyclones, and to support sea rescue ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Big Data: It’s all about the strategy

    Big Data, a huge amount of data, is a challenge for researchers and analysts. Although the data sets can lead to many new insights after the evaluation, their complexity, fast rate of change, and simply their amount makes it almost impossible to process them with classic methods and without smart technical aids. Images, audios, videos, GPS satellite data, internal company information, social ...

  • BREEZE Met Data Facilitates Long Range Dispersion Modeling

    U.S. EPA requires that facilities located within 200 km of Class I areas or others with visibility degradation issues conduct long-range dispersion modeling studies. CALPUFF, an EPA-approved model for long-range transport modeling, is a non-Gaussian, non-steady state, puff model that operates in a Lagrangian framework, unlike the Eulerian approach used by Gaussian dispersion models. The extensive ...

  • Case study - Water quality monitoring and weather data at Pampulha Lake-Brasil

    In 2010, OTT Hydromet's partner in Brasil,  Hexis began working with CETEC. This resulted in the installation of a buoy, equipped with an automatic profiling system, in early 2013. The project’s objective is the continuous monitoring of the lake’s water quality, with focus on improving this by the 2014 World Cup Games.  Adcon, Lufft and OTT technologies (Hydrolab DS5X ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Water quality in the Arosa Bay

    Background One of the great impediments to further development of shellfish aquaculture in the north-west region of Spain isa perception that industry expansion and tourism could have negative environmental effects on the coastal waters. Especially the bay around Villagarcia de Arosa is very famous because of its excellent areas for shellfish farming. The government of Spain is ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Algae control in East Dorset raw water reservoir - Case Study

    Bournemouth Water has installed four MPC-Buoy systems to monitor and control algal blooms at Longham Lakes. After the installation of the MPC-Buoy systems a dramatic reduction in the concentration of algae was experienced. The Challenge: Installing an Environmentally Friendly Solution to Control Algal Blooms The objective of the project was to reduce algae concentrations . ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Case study - SEAWATCH Norway

    DURATION: 1990 onwards DESCRIPTION: SEAWATCH Norway, which is a continuation of SEAWATCH Europe in Norwegian waters, focuses on developing new technologies, special applications and sensors. One of the buoys is specifically reserved for testing new technologies and is located nearby Fugro premises. Users of the services include: ...


    By Fugro OCEANOR AS

  • Case study - SEAWATCH India

    CLIENT: Department of Ocean Development (DOD), Government of India PURPOSE: Implementation of a Marine Surveillance and Information System (MIS) for Indian waters DURATION: Phase 1, 1997 to 2000 Operational phase: 2000 onwards LOCATION: Indian EEZ DESCRIPTION: The project ...


    By Fugro OCEANOR AS

  • Case study - SEAWATCH Vietnam

    After a series of marine disasters in Vietnam a project was initiated on the initiative of the United Nations (UN) to improve the typhoon forecasting and warning system, described and defined in the UN report "Strategy and Action Plan for Mitigation Water Disasters in Viet Nam". The United Nations (UN) initiated a plan to mitigate the effects of natural disasters occurring in Vietnam. The UN ...


    By Fugro OCEANOR AS

  • Case study - SEAWATCH Greece - POSEIDON

    Fugro was selected in 1995 by the Puertos del Estado (Coast and Harbour Authorities) in Spain to execute the contract for the project: "Warning and Observation Network for the Marine Environment in Spanish Coastal Waters (instrumentation and control)". Fugro OCEANOR started implementation of the first generation operational oceanographic forecasting system for Greece in 1998. The system named ...


    By Fugro OCEANOR AS

  • Cyanobacteria successfully monitored and controlled by using ultrasound

    Cyanobacteria- also known as blue-green algae- cause problems when blooming in lakes, ponds and reservoirs. Mainly due to the production of toxins, cyanobacteria cause fish kill and the death of other aquatic animals. They also affect human beings, causing paralysis and skin irritation, and they are even thought to be related to the occurrence of liver cancer. In drinking water reservoirs, the ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Case study - SEAWATCH Ecuador

    CLIENT: Instituto Oceanografico de la Armada (INOCAR). DURATION:  2002 onwards LOCATION:  Pacific Ocean off Ecuador This project for INOCAR (Instituto Oceanografico de la Armada) consisted of the delivery of a real time system to monitor meteorological and oceanographic parameters in water depths reaching 5000m. The ...


    By Fugro OCEANOR AS

  • Why 2017 is LG Sonic’s best year yet

    2017 was another successful year for LG Sonic. The company’s revenue grew for the fifth consecutive year and with new MPC-Buoy installations in Belgium, United Kingdom, Ecuador, Peru and United States, LG Sonic is now running MPC-Buoy algae control projects in more than 17 countries worldwide. Next year will see the introduction of MPC-Lab, this system will combine the most innovative ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Case study - SEAWATCH Thailand

    CLIENT: National Research Council of Thailand (NRC) PURPOSE: Implementation of a Marine Surveillance and Information System (MIS) for Thailand. DURATION: Phase I, 1991 to 94 Phase II, 1995 to 98 Operational phase, 1998 onwards. LOCATION: Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea DESCRIPTION: ...


    By Fugro OCEANOR AS

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