Data Buoys

Triskel’s data buoy is a highly cost effective way of monitoring the inshore marine environment in real time. The buoy is tough, light weight, easily deployed, and completely autonomous.

Multiple parameters

The DataBuoy is capable of accepting inputs from a wide range of different sensors. Typical parameters include: turbidity; salinity; temperature; dissolved oxygen; current speed; depth; weather.

Real time environmental data directly to the internet

GPRS, Iridium or VHF communications upload the data directly to a password protected user web site at intervals configurable from 10 minutes to 24 hours. All you need to control the buoy is your office computer.

Easy to use and fast to deploy

The standard unit needs no setting up; just put in the water. It is ideal for collecting long term trend data and for monitoring transient events such as dredging, construction or spills.

Configurable from your desk

Communication with the buoy is two way. If you want to change factors such as update frequency, alarm levels and calibration constants, you can set them all from your web site without the need to get wet.

Alerts by text message and e-mail

If an alarm threshold is crossed, notifications can be sent automatically to named users by email or text message.

Dense data networks

There is no limit to the number of buoys that can be deployed simultaneously and each is individually addressable from your web site. All buoys are fitted with GPRS, GPS, battery monitoring and solar panels as standard. Weather reporting, on-board data logging and navigation lights are available as an option.

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Technical specifications

Buoy diameter/height:
Total mass (ballasted):
Total buoyancy:
Draft (ballasted):
Measurement depth:
To user’s specification
1 serial, 3 analogue and 1 digital
GPRS as standard, with Iridium or VHF as options. Direct data output to a password protected, user web site as standard
Battery capacity:
12volts 7Ah giving complete autonomy
Solar panel capacity:
2 x 5 watts or 2 x 10 watts
User configurable options:
  • Reporting frequency (from 10 minutes to 24 hours as standard)
  • Parameters to be displayed
  • Individual alarm thresholds
  • Recipients of text and email alerts.
Other options:
Weather station (wind speed, direction, relative humidity, barometric pressure, dew point); water depth; current speed and direction; dissolved oxygen; pH;