The first course is set for the UK where we will visit the NOC Maritime Authonomy and Technology Showcase on November 13 th – 15 th. At the conference, the SailBuoy will be exhibited and the XA crew will be participating and showcasing the vessel. «The SailBuoy from Offshore Sensing is a great tool for obtaining close to surface data and we have very good experience in utilizing this vessel in challenging environments. » says Inger M. Graves, Xylem Analytics Ocean and Coastal Business Developer EMEAI+AP. «We particularly like its ease of use, which makes users able to handle their own missions with some basic training. This makes the SailBuoy have low running costs vs. other platforms.»
During this first part of the tour, it will be featured with the Aanderaa sensor pack including oxygen, pCO2, temperature, conductivity and experimental sensors with upcoming sensor technology. Anti-fouling will be with UV light with programmable duty cycle for different fouling conditions.