MetOcean Contract for Royal Australian Navy

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Dartmouth, NS, Canada (January 28, 2014) 

MetOceanData Systems (“MetOcean”) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a multi-yearcontract for the provision of Self-Locating Datum Marker Buoys (SLDMB) for theRoyal Australian Navy (RAN).

“We welcome the opportunity towork with RAN and assist with its global Search and Rescue (SAR) initiative. MetOcean’sthird-generation SLDMB, the iSLDMB,is a reliable and proven instrument utilized by all of the major coast guardsand navies of the world,” said Laura Squires, MetOcean Sales and Marketing.

MetOcean developed thefirst-generation SLDMBs more than two decades ago.  MetOcean SLDMBs continue to be utilizedaround the world by SAR Organizations, Oceanographic Institutes, EnvironmentalAgencies, Navies, and Oil and Gas companies.  The iSLDMB is an A-SizeIridium SLDMB that has been extensively tested to meet the stringentrequirements of the SAR community. The iSLDMB conforms to NATO specifications, isequipped with real-time, bi-directional Iridium satellite telemetry, making theiSLDMB a truly valuable SAR tool. 

RAN is the naval branch of theAustralian Defence Force (ADF). Following the Federation of Australia in 1901,the ships and resources of the separate colonial navies were integrated into anational force: the Commonwealth Naval Forces. Originally intended for localdefence, the navy was granted the title of ‘Royal Australian Navy’ in 1911, andbecame increasingly responsible for defence of the region.

MetOcean designs and producesstate-of-the-art data acquisition and remote telemetry systems.  Established in 1985, MetOcean has been aglobal leader in integrated systems used for real-time monitoring and hasdeveloped niche markets to support a wide array of scientific, private, andcommercial applications. 

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