Conventional Aids to Navigation are history, relics from the times before internet and e-Navigation. The general tendency for internet of things will change the navigational marking as well.
SeaHow’s Smart Buoy concept combines the robust polyethylene buoy with monitoring sensors and mobile data transmission to collect real-time oceanographic data from the sea, on-line 24/7.
Smart Buoy is the new generation buoy which is connected to network and capable for interactivity. It improves both the navigation safety and fairway maintenance.
One of the buoy types to be tested in the Intelligent Sea project is the Sniffer buoy, in other words an intelligent seabuoy, that is capable of measuring the SOx (Sulphur dioxide) levels of air
The official kick-off event of the project was held on the 12.11.2019. Among the participants where the INEA, project partners Port of Naantali and Ports of Stockholm as well as Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency and Swedish Transport Administration.
Neste Corporation and Meritaito have entered into a service contract, the purpose of which is to create of a comprehensive operations model for the provision of Neste’s waterway maintenance services. Meritaito’s InSea service concept can also be applied to other Neste establishments in Finland.
Port of Helsinki has upgraded ten buoys into smart, modern navigational aids. The new buoys are part of Meritaito Ltd.’s InSea service concept.