Polar iSVP

The Polar iSVP is an expendable, low-cost, bi-directional Iridium communications spherical marker buoy.

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The Polar iSVP is an expendable, low-cost, bidirectional Iridium communications spherical buoy. MetOcean Telematics developed the Polar iSVP to meet the demanding needs of the offshore oil industry, ocean freight industry, and the oceanographic scientific community.

The Polar iSVP was designed specifically to track and monitor ice floe movement, providing the user with essential real-time GPS positional data and sea surface temperature and optional barometric pressure.

  • Designed to track and monitor ice floe
  • Real-time barometric pressure and GPS positional data
  • Iridium telemetry
  • Sea State 6
  • Robust design
  • Easy to deploy
  • Iridium certified


Hull Diameter – 13″ (33 cm)
Mass (in air) – 25 lbs


Hull – ABS (White)


Sea Surface Temperature US Sensor PR303J2
Barometric Pressure Vaisala PTB100


Iridium Telemetry – 9602N SBD Transceiver
GPS – Telit Jupiter F2 Module
Controller – MetOcean GEN2

Power Supply

Battery – 40 D-cells
Chemistry – Alkaline
Optional – Lithium Thionyl Chloride

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