SIDMAR Deploys AXYS WatchMate ODAS Buoy in Spain
AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) announces that its’ exclusive Spanish agent, SIDMAR, has recently deployed an AXYS WatchMate™1.8DM buoy in the external port of La Coruña.
The WatchMate™ oceanographic buoy strengthens the weather monitoring program operated by Puertos del Estado (PdE) in the Galicia region. The WatchMate buoy system monitors additional strategic environmental parameters over the existing REDCOS TRIAXYS buoys for operation of the port and to improve the local marine weather forecasting models. The WatchMate buoy performs with a similar operational cost of maintenance when compared with the TRIAXYS™ buoys deployed in the REDCOS network.
The WatchMate™ transmits the following oceanographic and meteorological data: directional waves, marine currents, salinity, sea surface temperature, wind (speed and direction), atmospheric pressure, and temperature. Puertos del Estado can also expand these capabilities to add more sensors including: water quality- chlorophyll, BGA, CDOM, turbidity, nitrates, hydrocarbons, and other instruments- current profilers, radiometers PAR and UV, etc.
The WatchMate™ buoy features a redundant safety system unique to PdE, including AXYS’ WatchCircle Alarm service (GPS position through Inmarsat satellite), Aid to Navigation Automatic Identification System (AtoN AIS), dual radar reflectors and several full duplex communication systems (GPRS, Radio modem, and Inmarsat satellite), which ensures distribution of data via multiple telemetries and monitoring the position and status of all buoy systems.
Press Release, June 20, 2013