AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) selected as long term partner for NOAA Chesapeake Bay Network

August 31, 2009

AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) announced today that it has received a 4 year, USD $2.5 million contract from National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the ongoing supply of data buoys and associated components.  Deliverables from this contract will help expand NOAA’s Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System (CBIBS,, led by Doug Wilson of the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office.

This interactive buoy network uses AXYS’ 1.7 metre diameter WatchKeeper™ buoys and associated sensors from suppliers such as RM Young, Wetlabs, AXYS and Nortek, to monitor oceanographic and meteorological conditions in Chesapeake Bay.  Local users of the Chesapeake, such as mariners and kayakers, can call the buoys via cell phone to get real time data which aid them in making appropriate boating decisions.  Schoolchildren can view data from these buoys in their classroom to gain a better understanding of their local marine environment.

The first task order has been received by AXYS.  Delivery of the first system is expected in October 2009, while a second task order is imminent.

AXYS’ Marine Systems Manager, Don Bryan, commented: “We want to thank NOAA for putting their faith in us for the continued supply of world-leading environmental monitoring equipment.  Through these kinds of partnerships we can help drive innovation throughout our industry, by experimenting with new technologies and equipment.  We look forward to continuing this trend with NOAA in the future.”

National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration: NOAA’s mission is to understand and predict changes in Earth’s environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet economic, social, and environmental needs.  For further details see


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