Additional information
Size (diameter)15.5 in (39.5 cm)
Mass40 lbs (18.1 kg)
Operating LifeUp to 18 months
Drogue TypeHoley sock

SVP

Surface Velocity Program

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The Surface Velocity Program (SVP, iSVP) drifting buoy is a Lagrangian current-following drifter, designed to track water currents (15 meters depth) beneath the ocean surface.

An air or ship deployable surface drifting buoy, designed to measure currents 15m below the ocean surface. Data is transmitted regularly using either Argos or Iridium satellite communication.

Developed for unattended operation in the oceans of the world, the SVP consists of sensors to acquire meteorological and oceanographic data, a battery power source, and a satellite transmitter that relays the data through either Argos or Iridium® satellite systems.

The standard SVP is equipped with a sea surface temperature sensor. The SVP’s holey sock drogue is centered at 15 meters and is sized to provide a drag ratio (drogue frontal area to that of all other submerged frontal areas) in excess of 40:1. Additional sensors can be added. They include; barometric pressure (BP), salinity, and conductivity. The SVP buoy has been a proven data collection asset for the oceanographic, meteorological, and oil and gas markets. Today, major weather forecasting agencies use MetOcean Telematics SVP buoys and the

The Surface Velocity Program (SVP, iSVP) drifting buoy is a Lagrangian current-following drifter, designed to track water currents (15 metres depth) beneath the ocean surface. Developed for unattended operation in the oceans of the world, the SVP consists of sensors to acquire meteorological and oceanographic data, a battery power source, and a satellite transmitter that relays the data through either Argos or Iridium® satellite systems.

The standard SVP is equipped with a sea surface temperature sensor. The SVP’s holey sock drogue is centered at 15 meters and is sized to provide a drag ratio (drogue frontal area to that of all other submerged frontal areas) in excess of 40:1. Additional sensors can be added. They include; barometric pressure (BP), salinity, and conductivity. The SVP buoy has been a proven data collection asset for the oceanographic, meteorological, and oil and gas markets. Today, major weather forecasting agencies use MetOcean Telematics SVP buoys and the SVP is found throughout the world’s oceans.

Key Features

  • Iridium® or Argos telemetry
  • Rugged and compact design
  • Optional sensors available

Polar iSVP

A iSVP for polar specific applications is available, designed to track and monitor ice flow movement, and provides the user with essential real-time barometric pressure and GPS positional data. The Polar iSVP does not feature a 15m drogue as it is designed to be deployed directly on ice. The Polar iSVP is also available in an air-deployed configuration for use in highly remote locations.

 

Additional information
Size (diameter)15.5 in (39.5 cm)
Mass40 lbs (18.1 kg)
Operating LifeUp to 18 months
Drogue TypeHoley sock