Dartmouth, NS, Canada, June 14, 2012 —MetOcean Data Systems (MetOcean) is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a multi-year tender for the provision of Self-Locating Datum Marker Buoys (SLDMB) to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).
An SLDMB is designed to measure surface currents, sea-surface temperature and provide a GPS position at specified time intervals. MetOcean developed the first-generation of SLDMB’s more than two decades ago. The SLDMB’s original design was based on the proven CODE (Coastal Ocean Dynamics Experiment) style drifter, also referred to as a Davis Drifter. MetOcean’s SLDMB continues to be utilized around the world by Search and Rescue Organizations, Oceanographic Institutes, Environmental Agencies, Military Organizations, and offshore Oil and Gas companies. MetOcean recently launched its third-generation SLDMB, the A-Size Iridium SLDMB (iSLDMB). The iSLDMB has been extensively tested to meet the stringent requirements of the Search and Rescue (SAR) community. The iSLDMB meets all NATO specifications as well as being equipped with real-time Iridium satellite telemetry, making the iSLDMB a truly valuable SAR tool.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is the Australian government agency responsible for commercial maritime safety, protection of the marine environment and aviation and marine search and rescue.
MetOcean designs and produces state-of-the-art data acquisition and remote telemetry systems. Established in 1985, MetOcean has been a global leader in integrated systems used for real-time monitoring and has developed niche markets to support a wide array of scientific, private and commercial applications.
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