Oceanography Buoys

MODELS AND TYPES OF Oceanography Buoys :

The EBM-OC Oceanographic Buoys designed and manufactured by MSM are measurement units of various environmental, meteorological and oceanographic factors that may be present in the marine environment, especially indicated for both sheltered and open-sea waters.

Their floats, of high lightweight and elasticity, are made up of closedcell polyethylene foam sheet (no water absorption) and projected with a layer of coloured polyurethane elastomer. These materials provide an unsinkable character, thus preserving the equipment held.

Manufactured with high-quality and resistant materials, these buoys provide a long service life under the harshest marine conditions and a full respect to the environment in case of damages in the buoy.

Designed according to IALA Recommendations.

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PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS

  • Sensor configuration and tailor-made equipement, depending on required parameters.
  • High-capacity cabinet to hold batteries and electronic equipment.
  • Vertical storage for higher stability and safety.
  • Datalogger module compatible with multiple standard sensors.
  • Real-time data transmission system (GPRS, radio, satellite, AIS, etc). Redundant system as an option.
  • Solar power system of high capacity and autonomy.
  • Float manufactured with closed-cell polyethylene foam sheet
  • (no water absorption), projected with a layer of coloured
  • polyurethane elastomer.
  • LED marine lantern for night beaconing with an output of 360º.
  • Passive radar reflector of 10 m² RCS.
  • Positioning by GPS. AIS AtoN transponder as an option.
  • Vandal-proof protection.

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MSM has a wide selection of probes and sensors that allow to obtain meteorologic, environmental and oceanographic parameters. These sensors of high quality and performance can be installed in on-shore stations or buoys, depending on the model.

Likewise, MSM has towers and buoys available, especially conceived to hold these measurement equipment.

These sensors use the latest technology and, connected to the METLOGGER 2000 Unit particularly designed to process and transmit data, provide the specific information in an easy and efficient way.

The main types available are introduced below as follows:

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MSM offers an Oceanographic Software package designed for the communication between the PC computer and remote data acquisition stations, and the management, processing and display of information coming from those stations. Data can be either meteorologic, oceanographic and/or environmental. This package runs under Windows (Xp, W7, W8) environment and consists of two main applications:

DATA RECEPTION & CONTROL SOFTWARE: Communication tool for requesting and downloading data from stations to the PC computer, and sending of commands: time setting, change of operating parameters, etc.DATA CONSULTING AND MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE: Application for consulting and managing of data received from stations and stored in the PC computer by means of the previous data reception application.

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DATA RECEPTION SOFTWARE

  • Integrates all the data request commands done to the stations, whether instantaneous values or data saved in memory, as well as date and time synchronisation with the PC computer or the change of the storing period.
  • The application can also program the automatic execution of commands, by specifying start time, time intervale between successive executions and number of retries in case of communication failure.

DATA CONSULTING AND MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

  • Provides a large number of data management possibilities. Enquiries can be made by using simple interpretation tables or elaborated graphs providing an intuitive analysis of data collected stored.
  • Graphs include the possibility of zooms, as well as the representation of various parameters overlapped or stacked, and an advanced menu with multiple graphic capabilities (colours, axis, tracing properties, etc.). Both table and graph formats can be printed.

The MET 3000C Radar Tide Gauge is the ideal solution for measuring, recording and transmitting tide level data, not only due to its high performance and advanced technical characteristics, but also due to its great versatility and low cost.

This unit is composed of a level sensor based on radar technology at 26 GHz. It has all necessary elements to carry out the sampling of the measuring signal, the digitalization of that signal and the data recording in its own internal memory.

Data can be sent by different vias (GPRS, radio, satellite, AIS, etc.). Information is transmitted on real time.

Thanks to its tough construction, this equipment can withstand the harshest weather conditions.

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PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS

  • The MET 3000C tide gauge is composed of two main parts:
  • The tide level sensor, based on radar microwave technology at 26 GHz, of high accuracy.
  • The 3000C data measurement, record and transmission Unit.
  • Level measurement every second (1 Hz).
  • 1mm Accuracy to average values.
  • Inner clock and automatic synchronisation by GPS integrated receiver as an option.
  • High memory capacity (64 or 128 MB) with several months of autonomy to average values.
  • Real- and differed-time data transmission, by using any communication via (GPRS, radio, satellite, AIS, etc.).
  • Data storage capacity over 5 months, even when storing rough water level data at 1Hz frequency.
  • Ultra low consumption (10 mA / 12V d.c.).
  • Software for data m

The 150-WX Compact Weather Station provides a wide variety of specific information on real time. This station offers high-accuracy specific data, allowing the user to monitor the weather conditions existing on remote locations.

It stands out for its compact construction and quantity of incorporated sensors, able to measure apparent wind speed and direction, barometric pressure, air temperature, relative humidity, dew point and wind chill temperature. With the compass and GPS, true wind speed and direction can be calculated on buoys or mobile supports.

The 150 WX Station has NMEA tracings to be directly connected to an AIS AtoN unit and transmit the message 8.

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PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS

  • The 150-WX weather station is the only one combining up to 7 sensors, all with no moving parts, in one compact unit allowing:
  • Improved reliability, due to high accuracy and durability in field.
  • True and apparent wind speed and direction (without
  • additional sensors) with improved resolution from 0.5 to 0.1 knots.
  • Other weather stations would need at least 3 separate sensors to achieve the same data provided by the 150-WX station.
  • It includes a removable humidity sensor that can be installed or replaced in site, of IPX4 watertightness degree.
  • It offers a power supply featuring a 50% reduction in current draw for use in remote locations that utilize solar or battery power.
  • Data output via single cable for RS-232, RS-422 or CAN BUS (NMEA 2000).
  • WeatherCaster PC software included for viewing the different parameters.
  • The housing is completely watertight (IPX6) and resistant to the harshest marine conditions.

MSM offers an Oceanographic Software package designed for the communication between the PC computer and remote data acquisition stations, and the management, processing and display of information coming from those stations. Data can be either meteorologic, oceanographic and/or environmental. This package runs under Windows (Xp, W7, W8) environment and consists of two main applications:

DATA RECEPTION & CONTROL SOFTWARE: Communication tool for requesting and downloading data from stations to the PC computer, and sending of commands: time setting, change of operating parameters, etc.DATA CONSULTING AND MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE: Application for consulting and managing of data received from stations and stored in the PC computer by means of the previous data reception application.

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PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS

DATA RECEPTION SOFTWARE

  • Integrates all the data request commands done to the stations, whether instantaneous values or data saved in memory, as well as date and time synchronisation with the PC computer or the change of the storing period.
  • The application can also program the automatic execution of commands, by specifying start time, time intervale between successive executions and number of retries in case of communication failure.

DATA CONSULTING AND MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

  • Provides a large number of data management possibilities. Enquiries can be made by using simple interpretation tables or elaborated graphs providing an intuitive analysis of data collected stored.
  • Graphs include the possibility of zooms, as well as the representation of various parameters overlapped or stacked, and an advanced menu with multiple graphic capabilities (colours, axis, tracing properties, etc.). Both table and graph formats can be printed.