New TIDAS 900 Monitoring Buoy
The mission of the TIDAS 900 buoy is to maximize the user’s operational efficiency. The buoy is designed as a “plug and play” platform to fulfill an interdisciplinary approach to coastal monitoring. S2 Yachts manufactures and sells the TIDAS 900 as a base buoy ready for your instruments or as a fully integrated monitoring buoy system
When S2 started shopping for acoustic Doppler current profiler instrumentation to meet client requests, the buoy-deployable capabilities of the Nortek Aquadopp Z-Cell Profiler was an obvious choice. The small form factor and ability to measure current velocity very close to the ocean surface made the Z-Cell a perfect for fit for the TIDAS buoy. After consulting with Nortek and other academic collaborators, the S2 team has modified the buoy’s design to offer a new configuration that includes three vertical "pass-through" tubes for the housing of Z-Cell and other surface instrumentation within the buoy hull's perimeter. With the pass-throughs, instruments “top load” for easy access, inspection, and maintenance.