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Telespazio will provide satellite connectivity for the Irish Marine Buoy Observation Network

By GeoConnexion - 17th September 2020 - 07:34

Telespazio has been awarded a contract to maintain satellite connectivity to the Irish Marine Data Buoy Observation Network. The Irish Marine Data Buoy Observation Network has been managed for over 20 years by the Marine Institute in collaboration with Met Éireann and is designed to improve weather forecasts and safety at sea around Ireland. The Irish Marine Buoy Observation Network comprises five deep field offshore buoys that gather real-time weather and oceanographic data from around the Irish coast. The network provides crucial data for weather forecasting, risk management for shipping, advance warnings for the fishing community and coastal towns and villages, as well as oceanography research and data on Ireland’s deep waters. Thanks to the new contract, each buoy will continue to use the Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD), an efficient network transport with capability for transmitting real-time short data messages via satellite.

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