Offshore platform - Plateforme offshore
WAVEPEARL 1.0
23 June 2016
thalassa-ifremer-stabilisateur GSIRE - ©Ifremer - Michel GOUILLOU
Genavir – Stabiliser refitting ship Thalassa
12 May 2016

SMILE II - IFREMER - UNIV. CAEN

Very high frequency monitoring buoy

High frequency buoy - Bouée haute fréquence

PROJECT CONTEXT

The SMILE project is a Very High Frequency instrumented buoy. This operational prototype buoy is the result of a partnership between Ifremer, The University of Caen, and nke-instrumentation. The project is co-funded by the Water Agency Seine Normandie and Basse-Normandie ERDF.

This measuring buoy is undergoing certification by the SOMLIT network implemented by the CNRS. It provides data every 20 minutes and subsurface (-1,50m).

On-board equipment:

  • multiparameter probe (T ° C, salinity, DO, Fluorimetry, turbidity)
  • BY Sensor
  • Production Sensor Primary WFP
  • Weather Channel.
  • Auto-Analyzer to nutrients (nitrate, phosphate and silicate).
  • Passive chemical sensors.
  • PCO2 sensor.

Following the positive feedback from customers after commissioning of the buoy SMILE I GEPS Techno delivered a buoy OCTOPUSEA delivering almost twice as much energy as project SMILE I for the same floating body.

Project status: delivered

Customers :

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Universite Caen
High frequency buoy - Bouée haute fréquence

MAIN CHARACTERISTICS

Diameter: 3,6m
Total height: 5,5 m
Light deadweight: 5 t
Date of delivery: Juin 2016
Location: Channel
Installed power: 260 W