About AXYS Technologies
Who We Are
AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) is an ISO 9001-2008 registered Canadian company with over 40 years’ experience in the Design, Manufacture and Deployment of remote environmental monitoring systems worldwide. AXYS applies its extensive knowledge and experience to marine, freshwater, offshore wind resource assessment, and land-based monitoring systems that measure aquatic, oceanic and atmospheric parameters. AXYS systems and turnkey solutions utilize cost-effective technology proven to be reliable and durable in a wide range of applications, including harsh and remote marine environments.
AXYS has built and commissioned more than 500 meteorological and oceanographic systems of various types around the world, in over 50 countries over the last 20 years. Clients include wind and wave energy companies, oil & gas companies, all levels of government, international military agencies, environmental agencies, coastal engineering firms, mining companies, port authorities, meteorological agencies, and oceanographic research institutes.
AXYS’ headquarters are located in beautiful Sidney on Vancouver Island, Canada, with a second office in Belgium.
AXYS uses its’ proprietary WatchMan500™ Network Solution on all of our data collection platforms. The WatchMan500™ was designed as the new generation of payload for the AXYS marine buoy and terrestrial weather information systems to provide desktop to sensor monitoring and control, including dynamic onboard control and data storage capabilities. Besides managing the sensor payload, the WatchMan500™ is also used to manage the platform power generation and storage system, and interfaces with custom and commercial sensors, equipment, software, and telemetry.
The AXYS Service Team has extensive experience in the training, deployment and maintenance for operational buoy programs. AXYS technicians are capable of board level diagnostics/repair in the field, and individual electronic component level diagnostics/repair in the lab. They handle client training that covers all aspects of buoy and systems assembly, function, installation, preventative and corrective maintenance, repair, testing, calibration, transmission protocols, data storage, data analysis, data presentation, and real-time data distribution.
AXYS can provide full turnkey installation programs for any of our products, anywhere in the world. Working with our clients and our regional agents, we will co-ordinate the installation or service logistics required to ensure the installation or repair of AXYS systems.
AXYS is a registered ISO 9001:2008 company. Our extensive quality assurance program ensures that our products are manufactured to the highest standards of quality using a rigorous and documented design, manufacturing and testing process.
Accreditations and Memberships
AXYS is a member of several recognized professional organizations, including the American and European Wind Energy Associations (AWEA and EWEA), the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT), the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) and. AXYS is also an Achilles FPAL and PICS Canada registered company and a member of the NORCOWE Consortium.
AXYS believes in the responsible use and protection of the natural environment in which we operate. We strive to continuously minimize our environmental impact by making our business practices more sustainable and helping organizations track environmental impacts with our products. From using solar energy to power our products, to implementing a company-wide “trash can ban” to significantly reduce waste, AXYS has demonstrated their commitment to environmental stewardship through a variety of initiatives in the last few years.
In 2014, we partnered with Synergy Enterprises, a local sustainability consulting firm, to conduct a full carbon footprint audit. The results of this audit were compiled in AXYS’ first Annual Sustainability Report, which can be downloaded here. We are currently continuing the trend and will be posting our results for 2016 and 2017 soon!
AXYS has upgraded and is now Green certified and Surfrider Approved through the Vancouver Island Green Business Certification program, and is a member of the Green Business Bureau.
Life @ AXYS
AXYS’ quality of work is closely tied to the quality of our people. We believe that a happy and healthy team creates better solutions for our clients, and it is that belief that drives life @ AXYS. Our team is truly global, with members coming from around the world. We understand the value of diversity and pride ourselves on our global staff from the Philippines, Mexico, Peru, England, Belgium, Venezuela, the Netherlands, and Canada. We always see work as part of a balanced life and seek to maintain that balance in everything that we do. We strongly encourage a healthy lifestyle at AXYS, and that support consists of a wide range of activities, including an annual employee sports subsidy, social events such as climbing, bowling and rowing, and participation in community events, like “Bike to Work Week”.
Overall life at AXYS is fun and productive. Whether it’s working together to come up with an innovative idea to solve a problem, throwing a BBQ fundraiser, or motivating each other to join the corporate rowing team, we enjoy ourselves. And that translates into a company that others want to work for, and with. Our aim at AXYS is to support our positive, constructive team with activities that keep them healthy and happy and, as you can see from the pictures, we think we achieve that goal.