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AXYS Technologies Inc.

  • gas
  • controller processor
  • buoy networks



2045 Mills Road
Sidney BC V8L5X2

AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) is an ISO 9001-2008 registered Canadian company with over 35 years experience in the design, manufacture and installation of remote environmental monitoring systems worldwide. The AXYS legacy began with marine consulting contracts to Environment Canada for wave studies in 1974. This was followed by the design of several marine technology devices in the 1980’s that led to an opportunity to design, manufacture, install and service Canada’s Marine Weather Buoy Network. In the early 1990’s, AXYS began producing marine technologies in collaboration with the National Research Council (NRC). Two of the main outcomes were the TRIAXYS directional wave buoy and the next generation WatchMan500 controller processor. Over the last twenty years, AXYS has continued to grow its marine product portfolio and increase market share with major buoy networks in Italy, Colombia, Spain, Portugal, the United States, and Brazil. In recent years, AXYS has diversified with the creation of an automated acoustic marine mammal monitoring system, and now offers the world’s first offshore wind resource assessment buoy. AXYS has built and commissioned more than 500 meteorological and oceanographic stations of various types around the world. Clients include international military agencies, environmental agencies, coastal engineering firms, oil & gas companies, mining companies, wave energy research companies, port authorities, meteorological agencies, and oceanographic research institutes.


AXYS designs, builds, deploys, and services a variety of marine products including moored buoys for weather, wave, and sea state forecasting, as well as buoys for specialized applications such as marine mammal monitoring, renewable energy resource assessment, tsunami, red tide, and oil spill detection. A typical buoy measures wind speed and direction, atmospheric pressure, air temperature, relative humidity, solar radiation, water temperature, currents, and directional waves. The AXYS WindSentinel is the world’s first wind resource assessment buoy capable of accurately gathering wind data at turbine hub-height and across the blade span. The AXYS WatchMan500™ controller was designed as the next generation of payload for marine systems to provide desktop to sensor monitoring and control, including dynamic onboard control and data storage capabilities. This controller is the ideal solution for any application requiring data monitoring, collection, control, processing, or remote system management. AXYS now provides full data hosting and management services. These services range from receiving and hosting buoy data on a publicly displayed website, to sending detailed monthly reports on data throughput from buoys or other monitoring stations. The AXYS Service Team has extensive experience in the training, commissioning, deployment and maintenance for operational buoy programs. They can provide full turnkey installation programs for any of our products, anywhere in the world.

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