The iSPHERE is a unique buoy designed for oil spill tracking. Offered as an alternative to the standard ARGOSPHERE drifter, this new-generation buoy uses the bi-directional Iridium® satellite system to communicate and to transmit essential scientific data. Iridium® telemetry is the most cost-effective means of transmitting data for environmental applications. The Iridium® modem provides the end-user with lower transmission costs and an increase in data throughput. The two-way communication allows for customized data.
The iSPHERE retains the same tracking capabilities, sensors, and robust hull design for effortless deployment as the ARGOSPHERE. Both the ARGOSPHERE and iSPHERE have proven to be important spill response tools for the oceanographic and oil and gas markets.