instrumented buoy

instrumented buoy

[¦in·strə¦men·təd ′bȯi]
(oceanography)
An uncrewed floating structure for the mounting, operation, data collection, and transmission of meteorological and oceanographic parameter-measuring systems.
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Boston Engineering's MASED an acronym for Multi-Purpose Above Surface/Below Surface Expendable Dropsonde is an instrumented buoy with advanced sensors.
The miniaturization of sensors for tags, combined with acoustic receiver-carrying mobile glider platforms and instrumented buoys, has vastly expanded our capacity to obtain data from oceans at levels as small as bacteria and as large as blue whales.
The four-month effort, based out of northeast Australia, will involve seven satellites, seven aircraft, 14 ships, 34 instrumented buoys, and 37 weather stations.

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