data buoy News

  • LimnoTech Places Environmental Data Buoys near Cleveland

    LimnoTech staff were busy recently placing new environmental data buoys in Lake Erie near Cleveland. The buoys are part of a NOAA GLERL and GLOS-funded project to monitor bottom water hypoxia in the central basin of Lake Erie. Grants from NOAA (through EPA GLRI), Cleveland Water, and The Lake Energy Development Corporation made placement and future operation and maintenance of the buoys possible. ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

  • LimnoTech Ends Season of Deploying Data Buoys on the Great Lakes

    LimnoTech ended another successful season of deploying and maintaining data buoys on the Great Lakes when we recently pulled in buoys off South Haven and Port Sheldon, MI, for the winter. The buoys are funded through various sources including NOAA, government agencies, and local individuals and groups. The buoys measure wind speed and direction, air temperature, relative humidity, solar ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

  • Mariners should use caution near buoy site

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies deployed a data buoy off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, three years ago to gather information on wave action for a Corps study and the scientific instrument has been providing useful information to scientists, mariners and the general public since that time. One of the main purposes of deploying the data buoy was to acquire wave ...


    By US Army Corps of Engineers

  • SAIC to provide additional tsunami buoys to Australia

    Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a contract by Australia's Bureau of Meteorology to produce and deliver four SAIC Tsunami Buoy (STB) systems. The contract includes options for production and delivery of an additional five buoys that may be exercised at the bureau's discretion. SAIC is licensed by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...


  • LimnoTech Helping Community to Fund Buoy for 201

    After another successful season, the Holland/Grand Haven area weather buoy was retrieved recently from Lake Michigan. The device needs local support to be redeployed in 2016. The Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS) and LimnoTech are hosting an information session and local support campaign kick-off event on Monday, Dec. 7, at the Boatwerks restaurant in Holland. Thanks to a federal grant to the ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

  • Metocean buoy installed in the Dutch North Sea

    Wind, waves and currents have a profound impact on the construction, the operation and maintenance of offshore wind farms. Therefore, the offshore windfarm Eneco Luchterduinen and RWE Innogy are testing a new and innovative metocean buoy that has been installed yesterday in the Dutch North Sea. The buoy has been deployed for a six month validation period nearby the already existing IJmuiden ...


  • Neptune project tests its buoy at sea

    The innovation project Neptune, supported by KIC InnoEnergy Iberia, launched for the first time its buoy into the sea for testing on last Wednesday, May 22nd, at the “Pont del Petroli” in Badalona, Spain. The main objective was to compare a fixed buoy´s wind measurement data -located at a nearby pier- with the sea located buoy´s, so as to detect any measurements ...


    By KIC InnoEnergy SE

  • RWE Innogy testing second metocean buoy after promising first trial

    RWE Innogy, in partnership with the operator of Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm, has successfully completed the trial of an innovative offshore buoy for measuring wind and wave data in the Netherlands. The floating measuring platform demonstrably fulfilled the requirements with regard to availability and accuracy. For the purpose of testing further technical configurations with various ...


    By RWE AG

  • LG Sonic’s MPC-Buoy nominated for Aquatech Innovation Award 2015

    In the upcoming Aquatech Innovation Award 2015, LG Sonic is nominated in the category water treatment for the development of the MPC-Buoy, an environmentally friendly system that provides continuous online water quality monitoring to predict and control algae by using ultrasound technology, thereby offering a complete algae control solution. ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Revolutionary system to Monitor, Predict and Control Cyanobacteria with the smart MPC-Buoy

    The patented LG Sonic MPC ensures fast and efficient algae control by combining online water quality monitoring, telemetering and ultrasonic technologies to provide the state-of-the-art treatment against algae and cyanobacteria in ponds, lakes and dams. Under the 7th framework program from the European Commission, LG Sound ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Official Announcement of First Dutch Algae Control Project with MPC-Buoy

    Today (Dec 10, 2015) LG Sonic, the municipality of Zoetermeer, and water board Rijnland officially announced a collaboration project to monitor and control algal blooms in recreational lake the Noord Aa. For this project four MPC-Buoy systems will be installed before the summer of 2016. This environmentally friendly system controls toxic algal blooms by ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Revolutionary ultrasonic Algae and Cyanobacteria control with the smart LG Sonic MPC-BUOY (Monitor-Predict-Control)

    The patented LG Sonic MPC ensures fast and efficient algae control by combining online water quality monitoring, telemetering and ultrasound technology to provide the state-of-the-art treatment against algae and cyanobacteria in ponds, lakes and dams. As algae types change during seasons, the ultrasonic treatment needs to be adjusted accordingly. To remain highest efficiency, the new interactive ...


    By LG Sonic

  • WFS Technologies integrates wireless capability with AXYS buoy for real-time environmental monitoring

    WFS Technologies, world leading supplier of through-water wireless radio frequency (RF) technology for communication, navigation and power transfer, has successfully delivered wireless communication capability into a WatchKeeper™ buoy from AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS). The WatchKeeper™ buoy is part of a 4 year, $2.5 million contract with the US National Oceanographic Atmospheric ...


    By WFS Energy & Environment

  • Blue-green algae successfully monitored and controlled by using ultrasound with new MPC-Buoy

    The MPC- Buoy improved the water quality in a drinking water reservoir in the UK. The drink water company Sembcorp Bournemouth Water (SBW) has announced in a press release that after the installation of the MPC-Buoy a ‘dramatic ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Blue-Green Algae Successfully Monitored and Controlled by Using Ultrasound with New MPC-Buoy

    Algal blooms located in water surfaces is a common problem which is encountered by many professionals in the water industry.  High algae levels often result in a deterioration of the water quality and bad odor.  In order to provide an environmentally friendly solution to prevent the growth of blue-green algae, the Dutch company LG Sound initiated a ...


    By LG Sonic

  • 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

  • Tsunami-recording in the deep sea - Data transfer for tsunami early warning system successfully tested

    In order to extend alert times and avoid false alarms, a new seafloor pressure recording system has been designed to detect tsunamis shortly after their development in the open ocean. The project is directed by scientists of the working group ‘Marine Observation Systems’ at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, part of the Helmholtz Association. Successful testing of the ...

  • On 20th Anniversary of Effort, EPA Gives Charles River a B+ and Publishes Live Water Quality Data

    EPA has given a grade of “B+” for water quality in the Charles River during 2014. The grade reflects the slight drop in water quality, encouraging more work to be done. This is the 20th year EPA has issued a Charles River Report Card. EPA is announcing a grade of “B+” for the lower Charles River based on bacterial contamination found in analyzed samples collected by the ...

  • Next generation drifter: SVP iridium

    MetOcean is pleased to announce the development of our latest product - the SVP Iridium Drifting Buoy. The MetOcean SVP-Iridium drifter is an innovative addition to the spherical drifter family. The SVP-Iridium drifter has been designed and thoroughly tested to track ocean current and provide environmental data at a designated depth beneath the ocean surface. The SVP-Iridium drifter is truly ...

  • Next generation argosphere: I-SPHERE

    MetOcean is pleased to announce the development of our latest product - the I-SPHERE. The MetOcean I-SPHERE is an innovative addition to the spherical drifter family. The I-SPHERE has been designed and thoroughly tested to track ocean currents and oil spills and to provide environmental data at the ocean’s surface. The I-SPHERE buoy is truly unique. Alternative to the standard ARGOSPHERE ...

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