High frequency monitoring buoy
The SMILE project is an High Frequency instrumented wave energy buoy. This operational prototype wave energy 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).
- Multiparameter probe (T ° C, salinity, DO, Fluorimetry, turbidity)
- PAR Sensor
- PAM Production Sensor Primary
- Weather Channel.
The project partners were looking for a compact float able to guarantee a high energy production and overcome availability problems, detected by previous programs with 100% solar buoys.
GEPS Techno has provided its wave energy buoy OCTOPUSEA solution and coordinated the integration of different means of measurement on the float.
PROJECT STATUS: DELIVERED
|Total height :||5,5 m|
|Light deadweight:||2,5 t|
|Delivery date:||June 2015|
|Installed power :||160 W|