Canadian Coast Guard Award

Dartmouth, NS, Canada, November 20, 2012 — MetOcean Data Systems (MetOcean) is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a multi-year Standing Offer for the supply and provision of Self-Locating Datum Marker Buoys (SLDMB) for the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG).

An SLDMB is designed to measure surface currents, sea-surface temperature and provide a GPS position at specified time intervals. MetOcean developed the first-generation of SLDMB’s more than two decades ago.  The SLDMB’s original design was based on the proven CODE (Coastal Ocean Dynamics Experiment) style drifter,also referred to as a Davis Drifter. MetOcean’s SLDMB continues to be utilized around the world by Search and Rescue Organizations, Oceanographic Institutes, Environmental Agencies, Military Organizations, and offshore Oil and Gas companies.  MetOcean recently launched its third-generation SLDMB, the A-Size Iridium SLDMB (iSLDMB). The iSLDMB has been extensively tested to meet the stringent requirements of the Search and Rescue (SAR) community. The iSLDMB meets all NATO specifications as well as being equipped with real-time Iridium satellite telemetry, making the iSLDMB a truly valuable SAR tool.

“The SLDMB is a Search and Rescue tool that has been proven to save lives in peril by reducing the search area radius. We are very excited to have this opportunity to work closely with the Canadian Coast Guard to contribute towards their SAR capabilities.” Clifton Flint, MetOcean Sales and Marketing.

The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) owns and operates the Canadian government’s civilian fleet, and provides key maritime services to Canadians.  As a Special Operating Agency of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the Canadian Coast Guard helps DFO meet its responsibility to ensure safe and accessible waterways for Canadians.  The CCG also plays a key role in ensuring the sustainable use and development of Canada’s oceans and waterways.

MetOcean designs and produces state-of-the-art data acquisition and remote telemetry systems. Established in 1985, MetOcean has been a global leader in integrated systems used for real-time monitoring and has developed niche markets to support a wide array of scientific, private and commercial applications.

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