WatchKeeper™ MetOcean Buoy

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

The WatchKeeper™ is a rugged, lightweight environmental monitoring buoy that is easy to deploy and operate. It has been designed and standardized to meet multiple clients’ specific requirements, allowing efficient in-field service-ability and exceptional data management.

Features:

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

Applications:

  • Weather forecasting
  • Climate studies
  • Operations & safety
  • Resource assessment
  • Maritime safety
  • Marine domain awareness
  • Wind speed & direction
  • Current speed & direction
  • Water levels
Learn more about the WatchKeeper™

Like all AXYS buoys, the WatchKeeper is a flexible and durable platform, hosting the best Directional Wave Sensor (TRIAXYS G3) in the market. Solar panels and re-chargeable batteries provide autonomous power for optimal performance in the harshest marine environments.

 

Dual primary, two-way telemetry is available with Satellite, Cellular and Radio options. This two-way communications allow clients to remotely configure each device to collect relevant information and perform diagnostics for maximum data availability.

WatchKeeper™ Specifications

A wide array of sensors can be integrated:
  • Wind speed
  • Wind direction
  • Air temperature/relative humidity
  • Solar radiation
  • Barometric pressure
  • Wave height
  • Direction and period
  • Current speed and direction
  • GPS, compass
  • CTD
  • Radiation & water quality sonde

2- way telemetry options:
  • Inmarsat IsatData Pro
  • Iridium
  • GPRS/HSPA
  • CDMA/EVDO
  • UHF/VHF

Renewable power supply:
Fully solar powered. Four 35W solar panels, 400 to 500 amp hour battery capacity.

Configurable floatation: 
The WatchKeeper buoy design allows for floatation size configuation to suit the target deployment area.

Diameter options: 1.7m and 2.6m
Navigation aids, alarms and buoy tracking:
  • Standard lamp
  • Radar reflector
  • AIS transponder

GPS package indicates whether buoy is on-station through the AXYS WatchCircle Alarm Position Verification; also includes Buoy Status information (State of charge threshold alert, water intrusion alert) with 3 severity stages, communications inactivity alert.

Proven AXYS designed mooring options:
Inverse catenary, chain, semi-taut, or false bottom.

Data access & management: 
WatchMan500 on-buoy telemetry power and sensor management.

Proven aid-to-navigation (AToN) platform:
Welded aluminum, six watertight buoyancy compartments plus one watertight central compartment for electronics, batteries and sensors. Aluminum superstructure and steel substructure are bolted onto the hull.

Interested in the WatchKeeper™?

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