Emergency Response Buoy
The need to watch, warn, and take action against emergent problems, whether related to maritime accidents, industrial spills or natural disasters, calls for an efficient and reliable emergency response system. In emergency situations, the ability to stay connected and efficiently track conditions, despite any possible challenges, is critical and can even mean the difference between life and death.
Typical Emergency Response Buoy System
Changing climate is increasing the frequency and severity of extreme weather events that can cause sudden flooding, mudslides and changes to water quality.Ease of setup and deployment, portability, and availability on short notice are some of the most important characteristics of an emergency response buoy system. With its compact size and real time monitoring capabilities, the NexSens CB-50 data buoy is a well-suited option and the most commonly deployed NexSens platform in emergency response situations.
The CB-50 data buoy is designed specifically for use with the X2-SDL Submersible Data Logger, a rugged, self-powered, fully waterproof data logging unit that withstands extreme wave action, floods and submersion to 200 ft (60m). Wireless communications via radio, cellular, or satellite telemetry can transmit near real-time data to the WQData LIVE web datacenter, where data can be viewed, exported and email or SMS alarms configured.
The X2-SDL is compatible with almost any industry-standard water quality probes including those from YSI, Hydrolab, Eureka, In-situ and others. Sensors can be mounted directly onto a stainless steel frame attached to the buoy. Waterproof UW connectors and automatic sensor detection make start-up simple and secure. System power is delivered by a set of D-cell alkaline batteries installed in the logger.
With a weight of only around 50 lbs (23 kg) fully configured, the CB-50 can easily be deployed from a small boat or helicopter. The topside cover protects the logger and supports an M550 solar marine light for night-time visibility.
Contact a NexSens Applications Engineer today to discuss your emergency response application.
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