Ocean Scientific International Ltd. (OSIL) will introduce the next generation of their Small Field Buoy at the Ocean Business show in Southampton, UK, taking place from 4-6 April, 2017.
The platform, which is now a more manoeuvrable 55cm in diameter, also offers an improvement to the high visibility profile of previous platforms, meaning it is better suited to frequent redeployments in high-traffic coastal and port areas, OSIL said.
The buoy is suitable for all applications, including scientific studies, water quality monitoring, coastal engineering projects, harbor and coastal monitoring, and maritime traffic control.
“The Small Field Buoy has been designed to be easy to handle, deploy and recover with an integrated grab ring, a total weight of around 35kg and 1.8m in length. The central structure safely houses sensors with excellent water flow, while providing protection from collision damage,” the company said.
The buoy can accommodate 4off 14W solar panels with battery back-up, datalogger and telemetry system(s), including UHF/VHF, GSM, GPRS and Satellite, with 60kg net buoyancy.
OSIL produce integrated systems for environmental monitoring in all marine applications. Specializing in instrumented buoy platforms, current and wave measurement systems, dredge monitoring, oil spill detection, berth management and sediment corers, OSIL offers support for systems, including instrument calibration.