Weather Information System – Metocean Buoy

The A+D WISE BUOY – Weather Information Systems is an extremely reliable and versatile tool for safer offshore or marine operations. WISE BUOY can be used to collect data when planning operations, to increase the safety level during critical operations and can also be used to collect data for later analysis for statistics purposes as well as storing data for incident and accident investigations. Weather conditions is the main limiting operational and safety parameter when operating many specialized offshore vessels. 

Weather critical operations such as passenger transport, heavy lifting, cable laying and others are often delicate or dangerous operations.

Accurate Weather Monitoring during such operations can increase the operational window significantly. It can be the main factor leading to a successful operation.

The WISE BUOY can be configured to many different applications. It can also be combined with other A+D MetOcean products to a complete customer specified package. Meteorological and oceanographic forecasting can be added and integrated as an extra feature.

Buoy for operational support during critical operations

  1. Meteorological Sensor
    – wind speed and direction
    – air temperature
    – air humidity
  2. Wave Height Sensor
    – wave height and period
    – motion sensor (6 DOF)
    – magnetometer
  3. Power Box
    – battery charger & controller
    – power distribution
  4. Solar Panel
    – for battery charging
  5. Sea Current Sensor
    – current speed and direction
    – current profilers, short range and long range available (max 1000 meters)
    – sea temperature
    – conductivity
    – water quality parameters
  6. Current Power Generator
    – allows battery charging when operating in high current areas
  1. Mooring and Towing Support
  2. Mechanical Support Structure
    – fixing brackets for underwater sensors
    – fixing bracket for current generator
  3. Lifting and Handling Supports

  4. Waterproof Battery Package
    – capacity to be calculated according to application

  5. platform for additional sensors

  6. data processing unit
    – data acquisition unit
    – data processing
    – data storage
    – data communication

  7. navigation and communication
    – gps
    – short range uhf radio modem
    – long range iridium satellite modem
    – flash light

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