Data Buoy
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Iridium Pilot Project





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Testing Iridium Satellite Telecommunications for Drifting Buoys


Deployment plans


Country Agency Contact Deployments Upgrades
France Meteo France Pierre Blouch 100 on order 9
plus 3 for communications
costs (Pacific Gyre Buoys)
UK SAMS
UK MetOffice
David Meldrum
Jon Turton
SAMS 6 (Marlin-Yug,Technocean)
UK MO - 7 (Metocean )
6
7
Canada Environment Canada Yvonne Cook 5 (Metocean) 5
USA AOML
NDBC
Navoceano
Pacific Gyre
Shaun Dolk
Bill Burnett
?
-
10 planned
?
2
3
?
?
?
-
Australia BOM G. Ball 2 ?
New Zealand Met Service Julie Fletcher ~2 in 2009 TBA
India NIOT, INCOIS Ravichandran 10 (Clearwater) 10

Press Release from Iridium about the project

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