TRIAXYS wave buoys set course for Down Under

Canadian company AXYS Technologies has won a tender in partnership with Metocean Services International (MSI) to supply Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology with four TRIAXYS wave buoys.

TRIAXYS wave buoy (Photo: AXYS Technologies)

In support of the Bureau’s marine weather and ocean services, a wave observing system that enables continued automated observation and reporting of hydrological surface waves at Kangaroo Island, South Australia and Strahan, Tasmania was required.

The TRIAXYS measures and transmits directional wave data using the TRIAXYS solid state wave sensor, which provides near real-time access to continuous wave measurements and does not require annual calibration, according to the company.

The first two TRIAXYS Wave buoys have been delivered to Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology and are scheduled for deployment in August. The remaining two wave buoys will be built and sent in the fall of 2018. The MSI technical team will be on hand to assist BoM with deployment of the buoys and setting up operations, AXYS Technologies said.

Over the last decade, more than 300 TRIAXYS wave buoys have been deployed on various projects throughout the world. The TRIAXYS buoys can be used to assist with safe Aid to Navigation activities, port operations, offshore construction, offshore wind farms, wave resource assessment, and National Meteorological coastal monitoring.

The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia’s national weather, climate and water agency. Through regular forecasts, warnings, monitoring and advice spanning the Australian region and Antarctic territory, the Bureau provides one of the most fundamental and widely used services of government.