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 VESSEL DYNAMICS MONITORING FOR EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND AC72

Ocean Data Systems has recently supplied and commissioned an Applanix POS M/V Wavemaster Inertial and GNSS based measurement system to Emirates Team New Zealand for use on their Americas Cup AC72 catamaran.  The Wavemaster provides timetagged position, heading, pitch and roll data to an accuracy of a few hundredths of a degree, together with raw acceleration data in each plane and provides this data up to 200 times per second.

The relatively small size of the system components allowed for a robust and watertight installation whilst keeping the weight addition to a minimum.

The Wavemaster has been used by ETNZ during the boat development phase and is also used for optimisation of boat performance in real time.

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ETNZ AC72 in the Hauraki Gulf

WAVE MEASUREMENT FOR EASTLAND INFRASTRUCTURE

Ocean Data Systems has recently supplied and commissioned an Axys Watchkeeper buoy for wave measurement at the Port of Gisborne. Fitted with a Watchman 500 processor and Next Wave OEM Triaxys directional wave sensor, the buoy utilises the latest generation of electronics platform developed by Axys technologies Inc. A GPRS link with shore provides for data reception and full remote control of the buoy and it's operational parameters.  In conjunction with other environmental monitoring equipment and software provide by Ocean Data Systems, the buoy is used in day to day port operations and assists with the safe transit of vessels in and out of the port. The supply to Eastland Infrastructure puts into double figures, the total number of Ayxs wavebuoys supplied by Ocean Data Systems Ltd.

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Pre Deployment Setup of the Watchkeeper

 

MULTIBEAM SONAR FOR HERON CONSTRUCTION  LTD

In June 2011, Ocean Data Systems supplied a RESON 7125 SV2 Dual Frequency Multibeam Echo Sounder to Auckland based dredging company Heron Construction ltd. Heron made the decision to purchase the 7125 along with an Applanix POS M/V 320 geo-referencing system to support their dredging operations but in particular to assist with a port development project being undertaken in Port Newcastle, NSW Australia.  The system was installed in Newcastle using an over the side mount, on a port tug boat named " Nautilus" and remained there for some months before being shipped back to New Zealand where it was used in survey operations around the RENA container ship wreck off Tauranga to provide salvors with detailed information about the stability of the wreck on the reef. 

 

   

 MOBIL OIL MARIANAS ISLANDS INC

Ocean Data Systems Ltd has recently delivered and installed a Wave and Wind monitoring system for Mobil Oil on the island of Rota, situated in the Northern Marianas Islands north of Guam.

Mobil Oil will use the data mainly in support of their tanker discharge operations for the island, but also to build up a database of wind and wave data to assist with engineering design requirements.

The system hardware is comprised of a Triaxys Wave Buoy with Spread Spectrum telemetry and Inmarsatd+ for position monitoring and remote configuration of the buoy, an RM Young ultrasonic Anemometer and also a VHF pager system which can provide remote warnings of preset wind and/or wave conditions to Mobil staff as they supervise discharge operations from various parts of the facility.

 
Triaxys Wavebuoy

 

                     Enview Wave Display

EDSM and ENVIEW software from Bimaris Ltd, was used to integrate, display and archive data from both the Wave buoy and the Anemometer and also to provide the pager functionality. Enview was configured to provide display pages for Buoy location, Wave Statistics, Spectral data, Wind Speed and Direction, Wavebuoy Voltage/ Solar Current and lastly Sea Surface temperature, with all data products stored in .dbf files for later distribution, review and analysis.

The pager driver allows warning states to be assigned to any of the digital parameters displayed and a user defined text message to be sent to the hand held pager.

 

 

 

   
                     Enview Wind Display Wind Anemometer

 

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