Surface Buoy Monitoring

Surface buoys and moorings form the backbone of most oceanographic, marine transportation and surveillance systems around the world. Oceanic buoys carrying sophisticated scientific and operational instrumentation are very expensive and worth protecting. Xeos beacons and flashers are designed to monitor the location of valuable surface assets in remote locations. Beacons can be programmed to trigger an alarm signal, should a buoy or mooring drift outside of a pre-set “Watch Circle”, thus alerting equipment owners of the issue and enabling them to mobilize and recover the valuable system before it is destroyed or lost.

In addition to tracking and monitoring surface buoys, Xeos has recently developed a line of new GNSS-based wave height sensors for measuring wave height, direction and period on surface buoys. Using this new GPS and GLONASS signal-based approach, wave height and direction statistics can now be measured to an accuracy of less than 1%. With built-in satellite, cellular or radio communications, critical wave information can be reported from anywhere in the world.

Surface buoy