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A low-cost sensor buoy system for monitoring shallow marine environments

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Sensors (Switzerland)
  • Volumen: 12
  • Número: 7
  • Fecha: 01 julio 2012
  • Páginas: 9613-9634
  • ISSN: 14248220
  • Tipo de fuente: Revista
  • DOI: 10.3390/s120709613
  • Tipo de documento: Artículo
Monitoring of marine ecosystems is essential to identify the parameters that determine their condition. The data derived from the sensors used to monitor them are a fundamental source for the development of mathematical models with which to predict the behaviour of conditions of the water, the sea bed and the living creatures inhabiting it. This paper is intended to explain and illustrate a design and implementation for a new multisensor monitoring buoy system. The system design is based on a number of fundamental requirements that set it apart from other recent proposals: low cost of implementation, the possibility of application in coastal shallow-water marine environments, suitable dimensions for deployment and stability of the sensor system in a shifting environment like the sea bed, and total autonomy of power supply and data recording. The buoy system has successfully performed remote monitoring of temperature and marine pressure (SBE 39 sensor), temperature (MCP9700 sensor) and atmospheric pressure (YOUNG 61302L sensor). The above requirements have been satisfactorily validated by operational trials in a marine environment. The proposed buoy sensor system thus seems to offer a broad range of applications. © 2012 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

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