Satellite Communication Aerial

Step 1: The Satellite Communication Aerial collects the data from the Data Acquisition System on the buoy and transmits it via satellite (Meteosat) to Germany.
Step 2: The data is then loaded onto the GTS (Global Telecommunications System) so that the meteorologists in different countries can have access to the data and use it for forecasts.
Step 3: Once the data is on the GTS the UK Met Office download it and send it to Met Eireann from where it subsequently arrives onto our web site.

In this section:

Databuoy Home
Sensor Details and Descriptions of Measurements
Background on the Network
New Fugro Oceanor Buoy
Databuoy SMS