Brazilian Naval Commission chooses AXYS metocean buoys

March 10, 2010

Sidney, BC Canada

AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) has recently won the global competition to supply three oceanographic and meteorological data collection buoys to the Brazilian Naval Commission (BNC). This win builds on AXYS’ successful bid in June 2008 to supply the BNC with three 3 Metre metocean buoys. We are pleased to continue this relationship and provide in-country support for the commissioning and deployment of the new buoys.

AXYS 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, sea currents, sea surface 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 radio and satellite telemetry. In addition, the buoys feature cutting edge Automatic Information System (AIS) technology that can automatically transmit buoy position and environmental data to passing ships. 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 and includes the aircraft carrier Sao Paulo. Brazil has the 5th largest population in the world and 7,491km of coastline to monitor.

Terms of the contract have not been provided.


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