AXYS buoys help protect Brazil coastline

December 21, 2010

Sidney, BC Canada

AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) has recently delivered three oceanographic and meteorological data collection buoys to the Brazil Navy Hydrographic Center (CHM). This delivery builds on AXYS’ successful win in March 2010 to supply the CHM with three 3 Metre metocean buoys. AXYS Field Service technicians visited the Brazil Navy facility in Rio de Janeiro at the end of November to provide training and commissioning of the buoy systems. They will return in early 2011 to assist with the deployments along the Brazilian coast.

AXYS_3m_metocean_buoys_BrazilAXYS 3 Metre metocean buoys are rugged, reliable ocean monitoring platforms with a long life expectancy. The solar and battery powered buoys are configured with an extensive range of environmental monitoring sensors, including directional waves, ocean currents, air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed & direction, and barometric pressure. Data from the buoys are collected by AXYS’ proprietary onboard WatchMan500™ data acquisition system and transmitted to a shore station by satellite telemetry. In addition, the buoys feature cutting edge Automatic Information System (AIS) technology which automatically transmits buoy position and environmental data to passing ships at intervals requested by CHM. Authorized navy users can access buoy status and environmental data from their base station, while AXYS’ Data Management System (DMS) permits remote control and configuration for the entire buoy network, down to the individual sensor.

The Brazilian Navy is the largest navy in Latin America supporting the 5th largest population in the world and 7,491km of coastline. AXYS and the Brazil Navy continue to build on a strong relationship with the deployment of these three met ocean buoys as well as other exciting projects in the upcoming months.


AXYS Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes and maintains remote environmental data acquisition, processing and telemetry systems.  For further information contact AXYS at: or