OSIL unveils compact buoy platform

The Micro Field Buoy is just 0.3m in diameter and weighs 15kg The Micro Field Buoy is just 0.3m in diameter and weighs 15kg
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UK-based Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL) is extending its range of fully integrated oceanographic systems with a new compact buoy platform.

The Micro Field Buoy is just 0.3m in diameter, and weighs 15kg, meaning it’s easy for one person to handle in the field, is suitable for airborne, vessel based, or land based deployment, and can still transmit data to users in real-time, providing a rapid response to environmental changes.

OSIL’s says its new buoy platform can accommodate a variety of instruments or environmental sensors including CTDs, DO sensors, turbidity sensors, chlorophyll sensors, multiparameter sondes and hydrocarbon sensors in the rugged protective deployment frame underneath the float.

The hard anodised marine grade aluminium hull incorporates buoyancy, telemetry equipment (GSM/GPRS/3G), electronics (including data logger) and battery in a compact package.

Once installed, the buoy can be left reporting and logging data unattended for one month before battery recharging and instrument cleaning is required.

OSIL provides integrated systems for environmental monitoring in all marine applications. Fully instrumented data buoys and monitoring platforms are tailored to customer requirements and operational needs, and may feature a range of instruments including Multiparameter Sondes, Current Meters/Profilers, CTDs, SVs and Meteorological sensors.

By Rachael Doyle

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