Brazil Navy expands network to 10 AXYS 3 Metre buoys

April 29, 2014

Sidney, BC Canada

AXYS Technologies Inc (AXYS) has recently shipped two 3 Metre buoys for the Centro de Hidrografia da Marinha (CHM) of the Diretoria de Hidrografia e Navegacao (DHN) in Niteroi. The buoys will be added to the PNBOIA (GOOS-Brasil) buoy network, bringing the total number of 3 Metre buoys owned by the Navy to ten.

The buoys will be deployed offshore in an effort to provide complete coverage of the Brazil coastline. They will be integrated using AXYS’ reliable WatchMan500 controller and various sensors to measure directional waves, currents, wind speed and direction, air pressure, air temperature, relative humidity and solar radiation. Real-time data will be sent to Brazil Navy officials via ARGOS and/or Inmarsat satellite telemetry. The buoys are also equipped with an AIS transponder to provide the AtoN message 21 and MET/Hydro message 8 to mariners in the vicinity of the buoys.

AXYS 3 Metre buoys for Brazil Navy

AXYS personnel, along with personnel from Woods Hole Group do Brasil – AXYS’ representative in Brazil – will provide additional system training and buoy commissioning services to the CHM staff prior to buoy deployments in June, 2014.

“We’ve very proud to be a part of the PNBOIA network managed by the CHM. Over the past decade, we’ve developed a strong relationship with CHM, providing systems for PNBOIA as well as other applications,” says Chad MacIsaac, International Business Development for Marine Systems.

About Woods Hole Group do Brasil
Woods Hole Group do Brasil operates in the areas of modeling and coastal engineering, deep water oceanography and real time systems for multiple applications. For further information visit www.whgrp.com/pages/brasil.html

About AXYS Technologies
AXYS Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes and maintains remote environmental data acquisition, processing and telemetry systems. For further information contact AXYS at info@axys.com or visit www.axystechnologies.com

 

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