AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS)

- Model AVOS - Automatic Voluntary Observing Ships System


The Voluntary Observing Ships’ program (VOS) is an international initiative by which ocean-going ships are recruited by National Meteorological services to record and transmit shipboard weather. AXYS and Environment Canada partnered to develop AVOS – an automated weather station that transmits VOS program reports.

  • Errors and standard reporting biases are eliminated through the use of touch screen technology, intuitive software, and automated quality control protocols.
  • AVOS Features Include:
    • Automatic data collection
    • Proven WatchMan500 processor
  • Integrated system features include:
    • AVOS controller processor
    • Wind measurement
    • Water temperature
    • Temperature and relative humidity
    • Fluxgate compass
    • Digital barometer
    • GPS receiver
  • Optional system features include:
    • Iridium or INMARSAT satellite telemetry
    • Touchscreen user interface

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