Category: Data buoy

Water Quality Drag Buoy test 2

We did the first tests of our low-cost water quality drag buoy, measuring Dissolved Oxygen, Ph, Salinity, Sea Surface Temperature, GPS position. Everything working well except for the salinity probe, we switched this out for the backup and ready to test again!

Prototyping! Water temperature sensor

Today we had a look at some of the internals for the next phase of the data buoy project, water quality sensing. This is an extension of the wave dynamics monitoring, and in this first session we laid out the circuitry for one of the four Atlas Scientific sensors from we will be using,… Read more »

Data buoy v3!

Congratulations team on a successful test of the latest version 3 of our databuoy! Still waiting to see the results of the wave data and compare (validate) with the pressure recording device, but during the test deployment, seeing the average wave heights and direction coming off the buoy, to the wireless receiver, transferred through the… Read more »

Ocean Wave Data Buoy video

Video we shot introducing the first version and deployment of our Ocean Wave Data Buoy

Low cost data buoy

One of the things we have been working on is a low-cost ocean wave data buoy, this is a marine environment sensing platform which we are developing to monitor ocean wave height, period and direction as part of a project exploring ocean wave energy capture. Its one aspect of our work as postdoctoral researchers with… Read more »