Data measurement solutions

AXYS offers an extensive product line that meets a wide variety of measurement needs

FLiDAR WindSentinel™

A world leading wind resource assessment buoy that uses LiDAR to accurately measure wind speed & wind direction

3 Metre

A very capable and rugged MetOcean platform that can be configured with a wide range of sensors.

WatchKeeper

Designed for coastal areas, lakes, reservoirs & rivers.

TRIAXYS

An easy to use, reliable and rugged buoy for accurate measurement of wave data.

TRIAXYS Mini

A highly portable buoy designed for
short-term wave measurement
deployments.

HydroLevel

A highly accurate tide/water-level measuring system using advanced GPS & motion sensing technologies.

Port Sentinel™

A self-contained & fully automated environmental monitoring station, designed specifically for port & harbor environments.

AVOS

The Automatic Voluntary Observing Ships System (AVOS) is an automated weather station that transmits VOS program reports.

Ocean Sentinel NOMAD

A unique environmental monitoring buoy designed for deployments in extreme conditions.

MetOcean

MetOcean monitoring buoys gather data on wind speed & direction, waves, currents, atmospheric pressure, air temperature, water temperature, and relative humidity to  measure a variety of meteorological, oceanographic and water quality parameters. Data is acquired, processed, logged and transmitted via radio, cellular, or satellite telemetry to the end user. Many buoys provide the dual function of automated weather station and navigational aid. Deployments can be in various locations, from calm, shallow waterways to 5,000m depths in open ocean. Buoys are typically powered by solar panels and rechargeable batteries, which enable them to remain deployed for long periods of time.

AXYS offers a variety of MetOcean buoy systems to meet specific monitoring requirements and environmental conditions. Custom mooring design, telemetry communications, and data hosting services are available, as well as commissioning and deployment from our experienced services team.

Benefits of AXYS Offshore Systems:

Gather design data to reduce operational costs:

• A better understanding of wave loads, and sea state conditions allow for advanced planning, design, and structural engineering of the foundation and turbine, resulting in realistic designs that require less materials.


• Accurate MetOcean data will allow for a better understanding of underwater conditions, enabling more accurate estimates of cable depths require for site conditions, In respect to floating turbines a better understanding of the necessary mooring design.

Increase safety & operational efficiency:

Understanding weather conditions in real-time allow offshore wind teams the ability to make insightful data-backed decisions on the safety of a deployment in the current sea state.

Environmental research & planning:

With an enhanced understanding of weather forecasting any offshore operation can be more accurately planned, resulting in lower operational costs. Less waiting on weather, lost time, or reduced days at sea for expensive resources.  

MetOcean monitoring applications include: 

• Weather forecasting
• Climate studies
• Operations & safety

• Resource assessment
• Maritime safety
• Marine domain awareness

3 Metre

A very capable and rugged MetOcean platform that can be configured with a wide range of sensors.

WatchKeeper

1.7m diameter polyethylene buoy designed for deployments in coastal areas, lakes, reservoirs & rivers.

Ocean Sentinel NOMAD

A unique environmental monitoring buoy designed for deployments in extreme conditions.

3 Metre™ MetOcean Buoy

The ideal data collection buoy for exposed coastal sites and open ocean.

The solid state TRIAXYS™ G3 wave sensor represents the latest iteration of the reliable industry standard that has been in use for over 20 years.

Deployed up to 3,500 metres

Renewable energy source for continued multi-year operation

Able to Integrate with any sensor & telemetry

Life expectancy of 20+ years

WatchKeeper™ MetOcean Buoy

A proven, versatile, and reliable data collection buoy for diverse oceanic environments.

The WatchKeeper™ is a rugged, lightweight environmental monitoring buoy that is easy to deploy and operate.

Proven TRIAXYS G3 Wave Sensor

Renewable energy source for continued multi-year operation

Able to Integrate with any sensor & telemetry

Real time full wave outputs

Ocean Sentinel NOMAD™ MetOcean Buoy

A reliable data collection buoy for extreme weather conditions & remote deployments.

The NOMAD (Navy Oceanographic Meteorological Automatic Device) hull can be equipped with a full complement of meteorological, oceanographic sensors, and telemetry payloads. 

Withstands extreme marine weather

Renewable energy source for continued multi-year operation

Able to Integrate with any sensor & telemetry

Real-time meteorological, oceanographic & water quality data

Waves, Currents, & Water Levels

AXYS has developed an electronics payload using  DGPS to accurately monitor water elevation in any body of water where a surface following buoy can be deployed. In addition to position measurement, a motion sensor on the buoy measures the pitch, roll and heading of the buoy in real time. This data, along with earth tide corrections are supplied to the buoy’s processor, which performs tilt corrections, averaging and filtering. It enables depth positions to be measured on the absolute three dimensions and eliminates the need to estimate water levels. The AXYS HydroLevel™ technology is available on many buoy platforms, enabling the system to be used in differing environmental conditions.

AXYS offers complete wave and current monitoring systems with turnkey buoy and sensor options, using our proprietary TRIAXYS™ wave sensor. Custom mooring design, telemetry communications, and data hosting services are available, as well as commissioning and deployment from our experienced services team.

Waves, currents, & water levels monitoring is important for many applications including:

• Ship navigation
• Port operations
• Government defense
• Coastal zone engineering projects
• Ecological studies
• Commercial & recreational fishing
• Safe & secure waterway navigation
• Offshore renewable energy
• Weather forecasting
• Scientific research

AXYS has implemented new advances in sensor technologies that reduce maintenance requirements. In turn this lowers our clients costs and simplifies the process, while continually providing accurate and reliable data.

 

TRIAXYS

An easy to use, reliable and rugged buoy for accurate measurement of wave data.

TRIAXYS Mini

A highly portable buoy designed for short-term wave measurement deployments.

HydroLevel

A highly accurate tide/water-level measuring system using advanced GPS & motion sensing technologies.

TRIAXYS™ Wave & Current Buoy

The only 1M buoy of its kind that collects both wave and current profiling data.

The TRIAXYS™ offers the widest range of options of any wave buoy in its class, giving users a reliable, proven solution for cost effective wave and current data collection.

Real time full wave outputs

Power for extended deployments

No annual calibration required

AIS capable

TRIAXYS™ Mini Directional Wave Buoy

A highly portable buoy, designed for short-term wave measurement deployments.

The TRIAXYS™ Mini Directional Wave Buoy is an easy to deploy, rugged and economical instrument for the measurement of directional waves. 

Continuous wave sampling

5 year rechargeable battery life

Able to Integrate with any telemetry

5 years of data storage capacity

HydroLevel™  Tide Level Buoy

A highly accurate tide/water-level measuring system using advanced GPS and motion sensing technologies.

The HydroLevel™ is a precision instrument incorporating the latest DGPS and motion sensing technologies, making it the leading solution and an accurate, easy to use, rugged product.

Highly accurate with near real time tide & water level measurements

Solar powered option available

Remote configuration capabilities

Convenient options for short & long term deployments

Offshore Renewable Energy

AXYS Technologies has over 40 years of experience in the development, deployment and maintenance of offshore systems that accurately record and transmit ocean data in near real time, equipping offshore energy developers with the information that they need in order to make sound financial decisions.

Following a thorough analysis of the project’s monitoring requirements, AXYS will design a system that meets all the criteria. Rigorous project management and quality assurance methodology are followed according to an established process in order to ensure that the final system meets the client’s needs. The AXYS Services team is able to provide training on every system delivered, as well as commissioning and deployment assistance.

Benefits of AXYS Offshore Systems:

Gather design data to reduce operational costs:

• A better understanding of wave loads, and sea state conditions allow for advanced planning, design, and structural engineering of the foundation and turbine, resulting in realistic designs that require less materials.


• Accurate MetOcean data will allow for a better understanding of underwater conditions, enabling more accurate estimates of cable depths require for site conditions, In respect to floating turbines a better understanding of the necessary mooring design.

Increase safety & operational efficiency:

Understanding weather conditions in real-time allow offshore wind teams the ability to make insightful data-backed decisions on the safety of a deployment in the current sea state.

Environmental research & planning:

With an enhanced understanding of weather forecasting any offshore operation can be more accurately planned, resulting in lower operational costs. Less waiting on weather, lost time, or reduced days at sea for expensive resources.  

Sensor suites can be customized to supply data sets commonly used in this industry including:

• Wind speed &direction
• Atmospheric pressure
• Air temperature
• Water temperature
• Dissolved oxygen
• Conductivity

• Wave period & direction
• Wave height
• Current speed & direction
• Relative humidity
• pH
• Position (GPS)

FLiDAR WindSentinel™

A world leading wind resource assessment buoy that uses LiDAR to accurately measure wind speed & wind direction

3 Metre

A very capable and rugged MetOcean platform that can be configured with a wide range of sensors.

TRIAXYS

An easy to use, reliable and rugged buoy for accurate measurement of wave data.

FLiDAR WindSentinel™

Accurate, reliable, & complete wind & MetOcean datasets 

The WindSentinel™ is a world leading wind resource assessment buoy that uses LiDAR to accurately measure wind speed and direction at turbine hub-height and across the blade span.

Uncertainty rates below 4%

+95% Annual data availability

825+ Commercial campaign months

Certified to Carbon Trust Standards

3 Metre™ MetOcean Buoy

The ideal data collection buoy for exposed coastal sites and open ocean.

The solid state TRIAXYS™ G3 wave sensor represents the latest iteration of the reliable industry standard that has been in use for over 20 years.

Deployed up to 3,500 metres

Renewable energy source for continued multi-year operation

Able to Integrate with any sensor & telemetry

Life expectancy of 20+ years

TRIAXYS™ Wave & Current Buoy

The only 1M buoy of its kind that collects both wave and current profiling data.

The TRIAXYS™ offers the widest range of options of any wave buoy in its class, giving users a reliable, proven solution for cost effective wave and current data collection.

Real time full wave outputs

Power for extended deployments

No annual calibration required

AIS capable

Custom Solutions

Many of AXYS’ standard products are customized to meet the client’s specific monitoring requirements.

Occasionally AXYS gets a request for an altogether new monitoring solution that requires an innovative custom design.

Following a thorough analysis of the project’s monitoring requirements, AXYS will design a system that meets all the criteria. Rigorous project management and quality assurance methodology are followed according to an established process in order to ensure that the final system meets the client’s needs. The AXYS Services team is able to provide training on every system delivered, as well as commissioning and deployment assistance.

Examples of some custom monitoring solutions include:

Wave Energy Testing Instrumentation Buoy

To help Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center at Oregon State University reach their goal of an offshore mobile wave energy testing facility, AXYS partnered with them to design a new buoy – the Ocean Sentinel Instrumentation buoy. AXYS engineers worked with NNMREC staff to develop this custom buoy system that interfaces with numerous custom control and monitoring devices, as well as basic meteorological and oceanographic parameters. The system also provides real time communications that monitor all aspects of the system performance.

Sub-Surface Environmental Monitoring

AXYS has provided sub-surface environmental monitoring systems for a variety of challenging marine environments. With an array of sensors, including temperature, dissolved oxygen, and water chemistry, data can be transmitted to a surface buoy for processing using an acoustic modem or an inductive mooring line. Two-way communication capabilities allow remote system management, including configuration and diagnostics of both the buoy and the mooring components. Sub-surface moorings are easily recovered using acoustic releases, which can be triggered at any time, allowing the instrumentation to float to the top and leaving the anchor on the seabed.

Other examples of custom projects: 

  • HydroLevel Buoy for NAVOCEANO: Portable and flexible GPS buoy for water level measurement
  • Arctic Lake Monitoring System: Year-round monitoring of arctic lakes using a buoy and sub-surface mooring.
  • Water Quality Buoy for Environment Canada: Automated water quality data collection.
  • WatchMan500 for University of New Hampshire: Detect, model and forecast changes in the ecosystem.

Port Sentinel™

A self contained & fully automated environmental monitoring station, designed specifically for port & harbor environments.

AVOS

The Automatic Voluntary Observing Ships System (AVOS) is an automated weather station that transmits VOS program reports.

Port Sentinel™

Automated Weather Station

 A self-contained and fully automated environmental monitoring station designed specifically for port and harbour environments. 

Real-time data is displayed in the local port operations centre or as part of a Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS).

Real-time meteorological data, current speed,
current direction, & water level information

Solar powered

Choice of telemetry & sensor options

Able to transmit data over AIS transponders

AVOS 

Observing Ships System

The Automatic Voluntary Observing Ships System (AVOS) is an automated weather station that transmits VOS program reports.

Real-time data display

Automatic quality control and corrections of elevation & magnetic variations

Transmits in universal FM 13 code

WatchMan micro controller technology

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