The Holyrood SmartBuoy is located in Holyrood Arm, Conception Bay, NL, Canada, near the Marine Institute’s new Marine Base and serves two primary functions: The buoy collects real time weather and ocean conditions from Holyrood Arm and serves as a test platform for new and innovative ocean sensors in support of the School of Ocean Technology’s Ocean Instrumentation program.
Launched in November 2009, the Holyrood SmartBuoy is built on a 2 metre diameter spar design hull contributed to the project by SmartBay partner AMEC Earth and Environmental. The instrumentation payload is managed and controlled by an Axys Watchman 500 buoy controller and was integrated in-house at the Marine Institute. The buoy has additional capacity and payload flexibility to allow it to accommodate short term deployment of instruments on a project-specific basis. The buoy is currently a host platform for the Smart Ocean Sensors Project, promoting the development and adoption of “plug and work” sensors for ocean observation.
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