Pacific Gyre Lagrangian drifters are calibrated instruments designed to measure
water currents and collect environmental data in oceans, lakes, and rivers. Modifications
can include, but are not limited to, additional sensors, different telemetry options
and alternate drogue depths.
Specifically designed for coastal environments,
the Microstar drogue is centered at 1-5 meters below the surface.
The SVP drifters track currents
at fixed depths between 5 and 100 meters.
Strap the Globeacon to a buoy to monitor its location
anywhere in the world using the Iridium SBD satellite telemetry system. Real-time status and data available
via the web, text messaging, or insert directly into your own application using our API interface.
Pacific Gyre satellite base stations
provide two-way communications with drifting buoys. When mounted ship-board with
a PC, drifter coordinates can be monitored in near-real time via satellite with
no internet connectivity required. Many Pacific Gyre drifting buoys can also receive
commands from a PC/base-station and respond accordingly.