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World’s First Floating Microwave Radiometer

World’s first floating microwave radiometer complements measurements of the first floating LiDAR   AXYS Technologies Inc. said it is conducting design work with Boulder Environmental Sciences & Technology (BEST) is to deploy the world’s first buoy based microwave profiling radiometer on a floating platform, the FLiDAR WindSentinel.    Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the BEST Marine Profiling Radiometer (MPR) is the world's first microwave profiling radiometer specifically designed for deployment on a buoy. Once completed, the system will enable users to

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AXYS Metocean Buoy Supports Offshore Wind

AXYS Technologies Inc (AXYS) has announced that a WatchKeeper meteorological and oceanographic data buoy has been recently deployed approximately 60km offshore along the Northern coast of Poland in the Baltic Sea. This buoy, procured by polish developer Baltic Trade and Invest (BTI), will be used as part of their upcoming Environmental Impact and Assessment campaign in the Baltic Sea. This campaign will form part of the Environmental application for the offshore wind farm development “FEW Baltic II”. The WatchKeeper buoy is equipped to provide wind speed and direction, air temperature

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AXYS Leads the Way for Floating LiDAR

AXYS Technologies Inc. announced it has completed another two validation campaigns for its FLiDAR 6M wind assessment platform, marking the ninth and 10th independently reviewed offshore validations undertaken by AXYS to advance the commercial acceptance of its FLiDAR technology for offshore wind resource assessment in support of project financing. The latest validation campaigns took place at FINO 1 in the North Sea and at West of Duddon Sands in the Irish Sea, adding 11 more months of validation data to AXYS’ already impressive body of evidence for commercial acceptance. Both validation

AXYS and 3E Sign Cooperation Deal

Canadian based AXYS Technologies Inc and Belgium based 3E NV have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding future collaborations and cooperation activities, the companies announced.   AXYS and 3E were first formally introduced in August 2015 when AXYS purchased FLiDAR NV, previously owned by 3E and OWA. Although AXYS and 3E have traditionally different geographical markets and commercial offerings, both companies work in offshore marine industries and believe that together they can offer more complete solutions to common clients.   Collaboration activities planned under the

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Data Buoys to Support Rio de Janeiro Olympics

AXYS Technologies Inc (AXYS) announced that four WatchKeeper metocean buoys were selected by the Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG) to be used by the Autoridade Publica Olimpica (APO) in support of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The WatchKeeper buoys will be deployed in July of 2015 to provide real-time metocean data for some regional games as a trial before the Olympic Games in 2016.   The buoys will be deployed at Copacabana beach and Guanabara Bay to provide wind speed and direction, air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, solar radiation, directional waves, current

Two Dual-LiDAR Buoys Deployed

AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) has deployed two dual-LiDAR WindSentinel floating LiDAR systems, utilizing the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s offshore anemometry mast. According to AXYS, this will be the world’s first deployment of a floating LiDAR system to feature two LiDARs, as each system has an additional Zephir 300, AXYS’ first deployment of this sensor. The WindSentinel systems will be deployed in the North Sea, three nautical miles off the coast of Blyth, Northumberland for a one month validation and research study at the ORE Catapult’s National Renewable

Terry Tarle, President & CEO of AXYS confirms deal with Ian Locker, MD of ZephIR LiDAR for the provision of dual ZephIR 300s on WindSentinel floating LiDAR buoy (Photo courtesy of AXYS Technologies Inc.)

AXYS Aims for a New Standard in Floating LiDAR

AXYS Technologies Inc. said it has achieved a world-first that is likely to become the new standard in floating LiDAR devices by deploying a dual ZephIR 300 arrangement on the leading WindSentinel buoy. The WindSentinel ‘floating laboratory’ delivers a customized full suite of meteorological and metocean data, in addition to the wind speed and direction data used for resource assessment, to better inform the development of offshore wind farms.    The AXYS WindSentinel combines the NOMAD buoy designed to perform in harsh marine weather and the ZephIR 300 continuous wave (CW)

AXYS Technologies site engineering team show ORE Catapult's Chairman, Colin Hood, the first of the two  dual-LiDAR WindSentinel floating LiDAR systems (Photo courtesy of AXYS Technologies)

Two Dual-LiDAR Buoys Deployed

AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) has deployed two dual-LiDAR WindSentinel floating LiDAR systems, utilizing the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s offshore anemometry mast. According to AXYS, this will be the world’s first deployment of a floating LiDAR system to feature two LiDARs, as each system has an additional Zephir 300, AXYS’ first deployment of this sensor.   The WindSentinel systems will be deployed in the North Sea, three nautical miles off the coast of Blyth, Northumberland for a one month validation and research study at the ORE Catapult’s National

Metocean Monitoring Equipment near Lelu Island

System (ODAS) buoy, which has been positioned in Prince Rupert Harbour since January 2014. The buoy, located on Agnew Bank, is now capable of sharing its data with any vessels equipped with an Automatic Information System (AIS) receiver or through the AIS mobile app. The buoy, manufactured by AXYS Technologies Inc. based in Sidney, BC, is collecting a wide variety of meteorological data. This data includes; wind speed and direction, air temperature and air pressure, as well as oceanographic measurements including but not limited to, water level (tide), surface current speed and direction, and water

WindSentinel Survives Major Storm off Portugal

AXYS Technologies Inc (AXYS) said that the EDP Inovação (EDPi)  WindSentinel floating LiDAR system has survived a major storm that ravaged  the coast of Portgual near Viana do Castelo on October 16, 2014. Enduring  gale force winds with gusts of over 90 km/hr and waves the size of  three-story buildings (10 metres high), the WindSentinel remained  on-station, fully operational with 100% data availability. "We selected the WindSentinel for our Demowfloat campaign following a strict  selection process that included performance under severe weather like

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