Personal Smart Buoy netH2O pilot projects


We are developing several pilot projects with the Personal Smart Buoy in the netH2O family (PSB netH2O) during our first commercialisation steps. If you are interested in participating in this phase please contact us. The pilot projects that we are developing can be grouped into 5 main categories:

1) Lagoons

2) Aquaculture production sites

3) Parks

4) Inland waterways and lakes

5) Diving spots

 

We have active project development in all categories. You can find more details scrolling below.

 

1) Aquaculture production sites

1.1) We have delivered 4 PSB netH2O in the Gulf of Trieste (2 in Italy and 2 in Slovenia) for environmental and biological data collection and elaboration, in relation to mussels cultivation.

 1.2) We are collaborating in a research project from CREA, in which two of our netH2O have been positioned inside a fishfarming plant off Capraia island:

 

This PSB netH2O will be able to analyse dissolved oxygen, and will have a webcam to "see" the fish especially during feeding activities.

If other aquaculture sites are interested in participating in the pilot phase, please contact us.

2) Lagoons

2.1) We are collaborating with a leading technology development partner to bring our PSB netH2O in a beautiful Lagoon. Details coming soon!

 

3) Parks

3.1) We are working to bring our PSB netH2O in a beautiful marine location in the Tyrrhenian sea. The PSB netH2O here might contain also an acoustic sensor to monitor unauthorised transit in the area.

We'll post more details as soon as we have formalised the project details.  

 

4) Inland waterways and lakes

4.1) We are working to install one PSB netH2O in one of the main Italian inland waterways. We will monitor dissolved oxygen and temperature, and will estimate current velocity. We'll post more details as soon as we have signed an agreement.

 

5) Diving spots

5.1) One of the first projects where we tested a PSB netH2O was a diving spot is positioned on a water depth of approximately 11m. The location is close to "Grotta del Grongo", one of the most famous diving spots in the "Magic mile" south of Livorno. 

In the following video some phases of the positioning on the sea floor of the two small mooring plates:

 43.471516°N  10.328355°E

 

This buoy was equipped with several accessories, including webcam, solar panels, and a floating component and mooring system which can be used also for the mooring of diving boats.

The site is ideally located for the positioning of a scientific buoy, which can also mitigate the environmental pressure from recreational diving activities.

To preserve the seafloor, Elements Works has used for this PSB netH2O a mooring based on immersed tensioned buoys (jumpers). This system avoids completely the problem of abrasion of the sea floor from mooring lines. The jumpers, placed at 5m depth, can also be used by divers for a stop during their ascent.

Testing and validation were completed during 2020, after which the active parts of the buoy have been removed.