The netH2O platform includes buoys, drones and a web+mobile infrastructure to collect and redistribute data. Our first product in the netH2O family is the netH2O-C1000, pictured above inside a fishfarming site off Capraia Island in Tuscany. This is a "rugged" version of the netH2O, indicated for very demanding applications in sites with harsh environmental conditions. Soon to follow will be the netH2O-P1000 and netH2O-P2000.
In the picture above instead you can see a technology demostrator of the netH2O-F3000, one of the most complete versions of the netH2O in hybrid buoy-drone configuration, deployed together with other three in the Gulf of Trieste.
The netH2O are interconnected IoT and Edge Computing devices capable of collecting environmental data from a water body and of uploading it to the cloud.
The netH2O can be used in single (or small number) of units by individual users, or can be used in swarms by professional users. Go to the product page for netH2O-C1000 to see various configurations and prices.
We recently signed an agreement with SCUOLA SUPERIORE SANT’ANNA, UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA, AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS, M.P, CONSORCIO CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIÓN BIOMÉDICA EN RED, M.P. for the exclusive licence on a revolutionary water sensing technology, which we plan to integrate in the netH2O platform.
Basic professional applications of the Personal Smart Buoy (netH2O-C, netH2O-P, netH2O-F):
An aquaculture site can monitor temperature and waves for the right time to go out and feed the fish, or to lower the cages, or can monitor oxygen concentration for early warning of potential Harmful Algal Blooms.
A marina or a harbour can monitor wave motion and currents in several areas to decide when it is time to go and reinforce moorings
A water basin operator can monitor conditions in the basin to decide whether to authorise or not certain activities
A marine energy site can map energy levels throughout the area to model precisely machine dynamics and to do nowcasting.
A marine preserve can use an array of buoys to monitor transits and moorings or to extract ecological data.
Basic recreational applications of the Personal Smart Buoy netH2O (netH2O-P):
Open water swimmers can monitor conditions in a location where they will swim, or monitor an area where they are swimming (using a smartwatch to catch cloud data)
Beach waterpolo players (and the public) can monitor live conditions during a game
Beach goers (both at sea or in a lake, or even a river) can interrogate one with their mobile phone, to monitor sea conditions before going for a swim (or before deciding to move from town to go to the beach). This service can be offered by their beach resort of choice.
Hobbyist fishermen can monitor temperature and waves in a lake or stretch of sea, to identify the right time to go and fish.
Kayak or Sailboat users can monitor conditions on a path where they want to go, or one they are already in
Standup or traditional surfers can use one to decide if conditions are good at a given site. They can also receive live data on their smartwatch while surfing.
Divers can monitor conditions at a diving spot, or a diving center can do it for its clients