About the project

The ocean was at the heart of the challenges of COP26 and the EOL 24000 platform is the ideal tool for the ocean’s health analysis.

This year, Hydrosphere and Mobilis have been working closely to conceive a new data buoy model : the DB 24000 EOL. This platform is the result of 20 years of work and research after the first version of our EOL solution developed with the CNRS. This new buoy has been supplied to SINTEF, one of Europe’s largest research organisation. The challenges were numerous : extreme temperatures, unique winter conditions, challenging deployment conditions due to the size of the buoy, very numerous equipment and sensors.

The DB24000 EOL buoy is – among others –  equipped with a remote controllable winch performing measurements thanks to a cage full of sensors diving at 55 meter depth.

“ From measuring the plastic or gas content of the water to capturing images as imperceivable to the human eye as phytoplankton, the research possibilities of this project are endless.”

John Caskey, Hydrosphere’s managing director

The buoy has been tested in July in the Mediterranean sea and successfully deployed in Norway end of October.

This new platform opens up the possibilities and lets glimpse the prospect of a global network of data buoys allowing the analysis of the impact of human activity on underwater life.

Other exciting projects are already in progress for this new DB 24000 !

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