Wave Buoy Network to Help Monitor Waves in Australian and Antarctic Waters
AXYS Technologies in partnership with Metocean Services International (MSI) will supply Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) with four TRIAXYS wave buoys. The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia’s national weather, climate and water agency that provides regular forecasts, warnings, monitoring and advice spanning the Australian region and Antarctic territory. In support of the Bureau’s marine weather and ocean services, a wave observing system that enables continuous automated observation and reporting of hydrological surface waves at Kangaroo Island, South Australia and Strahan, Tasmania was required.
The TRIAXYS buoy accurately measures and transmits directional wave data using the TRIAXYS solid state wave sensor, which provides near real-time access to continuous wave measurements and does not require annual calibration. The first two TRIAXYS Wave buoys have been delivered to BoM and are scheduled for deployment in August, and the remaining two wave buoys will be built and sent in the fall of 2018.
Over the last decade, more than 300 TRIAXYS wave buoys have been deployed on various projects throughout the world. The TRIAXYS has been reliably proven to assist with safe aid-to-navigation activities, port operations, offshore construction, offshore wind farms, wave resource assessment, and national meteorological coastal monitoring. The buoy has been successful in surviving harsh marine conditions at depths ranging from 10 to 300 m. —AXYS Technologies