The Intelligent Buoy Innovative Project (2020– )

The Intelligent Buoy Innovative Project (2020– )

The Intelligent Buoy Project will be the first project, where a new measurement and information technology Maritime Internet of Things will be used. The project together with the Washington University (USA) was presented and approved at the 34th annual meeting of the International Buoy Commission (Cape Town, South Africa, October 2018).

The essence of the technology lies in the fact that buoys will exchange information and independently control measurement modes with anomalous variability of the monitored parameters. The control is carried out in the mode of inter-modem exchange through the Iridium communication system.

Creation of a new generation buoy for the controlled buoy networks is being carried out with the support of the Innovation Promotion Fund of the Russian Federation under the Development-NTI Program (

The first controlled experiment to identify the relationship between hydrometeorological processes occurring simultaneously in the Arctic and Antarctic is scheduled for 2020.

Reliability Above All sm

In early 2019, Iridium completed the $3 billion Iridium NEXT mission, which completely replaced the first-generation Iridium constellation. With an upgraded network, Iridium is poised now more than ever to meet the growing demand for global communications on land, at sea, and in the skies – far into the future.

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