Seafloor to Surface to Satellite to Shore : Image

moored buoy illustration

In this prototype design for a moored buoy system, a surface buoy connects to an "S" shaped tether that isolates a subsurface float from surface buoy motions. The surface buoy provides power via a cable to a seafloor junction box, that accommodates a variety of sensors. Data from the sensors travel up the cable to the surface buoy for transmission via satellite to shore.