The buoy in Jordan is a NexSens CB-400 coastal data buoy, a state of the art piece of equipment. 

Components of the buoy

tumblr_mjco89cUVY1rkz363o1_1280.jpg
  • SDL500 submersible data logger
  • EXO2 multi parameter sonde
  • Temperature string with sensors every 1 meter down to 16 m
  • Two Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) sensors at 0.6 m and 2.5 m depth

Construction of the buoy

  • Inner core of cross-linked poly ethylene foam with a tough polymer skin
  • Stainless steel frame
  • Three 10-watt unbreakable solar panels along with an 8.5 A-Hr rechargeable battery pack for powering the data logger and sensors

  

Curious what the buoy is measuring? Click here to go to the project page→

Click here to see the live data→ 

Click here for pictures of the buoy and its deployment→