MetOcean iSPHERE: Buoy
The iSPHERE is an expendable, low cost, bi-directional spherical drifting buoy.The buoy was designed specifically to track and monitor oil spill incidents. The iSPHERE drifter also provides the user with essential real-time sea surface temperature data and GPS positional data.
Oil spill and current tracking buoy
Low cost telemetry solution
The standard operating life of the buoy is approximately 6-12 months.
Can be deployed from a vessel or an oil platform
Diameter: 13.40 inches (340 mm)
Mass (in air): 13.15 kg (29 lbs.)
Operating Life: 6-12 months
Data transmission: Iridium® (bi-directional)
Operational temperature: -2° C to 35° C
Monitoring oil spills
Oceanographic scientific research
Ocean freight industry