netH2O-P: application to ports, marinas, canals, water basins, lakes, waterways
The netH2O-P in all its configurations monitors water temperature and estimates waves and currents, transmitting the data to the final user seamlessly.
If the buoys are equipped with sensors (from us or from a third party) which is affected by biofouling, we can equip it also with our system which prevents entirely biofouling, thus reducing almost to zero the maintenance costs even for a large array of buoys.
The collected data can be vital to identify potential risk situations, at the entrance of a port or marina or in a waterway, so that users can be warned and support personnel can be alerted.
For larger ports, an array of netH2O-P inside and outside the port allows for precise monitoring of environmental conditions (or the presence of pollutants), identifying possible critical conditions or trends which otherwise could go unnoticed. We are also developing an add-on module to monitor water depth at and around the buoy and relay it in real time, so that port authorities can identify early on reductions in draft and know at all times the actual depth at critical locations.
The netH2O-P is also extremely useful of smaller ports or tourist marinas, where often the entrance is less than optimally equipped to allow transid during extreme weather events.Given the simplicity of use, low cost, low maintenance, the netH2O can be adopted by enen the smallest marinas, which can therefore offer to their users a service usually reserved to much bigger ports. The buoys can even be installed inside the marina, to monitor water movement there and warn users when it might be a good idea to reinforce moorings.
Additionally, both for large and small ports, with the "Acustic monitoring" module (experimental at the time of writing), the buoy monitors also underwater sounds. With an AI sistem developed by Mathclick SRL, at least three buoys are capable of triangulating the position of a passing motorboat. This service is very useful to monitor smaller, non AIS equipped boats. Monitoring transit is extremely useful to increase security of operations, and to identify unauthorized access or exits.