SeaHow Polyethylene Navigation Buoys

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Polyethylene Navigation Buoys, a modern and cost saving solution for Navigational Aids

Conventional steel buoys are relics from 19th century, from the times before internet and e-Navigation.  Deployment and maintenance comes expensive. Polyethylene navigation buoys saves costs, because lighter vessels and moorings and less maintenance is required.

Polyethylene navigation buoys have been used in Finland since 1976. Even today 30.000 units of SeaHow navigational aids and buoys of different type are in use, including many Ice Buoys for winter time. Read more:

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For the first time a smart buoy with oil sensor is delivering data via satellite in open sea conditions in the Baltic Sea

A smart navigation buoy system has started in October to deliver real-time measurement data via satellite of oil and some other water quality parameters in the Baltic Sea water. It is located in south of Helsinki in the Gulf of Finland. The monitoring data gives later great advantages to oil spill response actions of authorities and it eases revealing illegal oil discharges. The system is part of the SYKE’s Grace project cooperation and it is made by Meritaito Ltd. The data is freely available in Internet.

The test data of the smart navigation buoy system is freely available in

User name: grace / password: oil

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