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Tender Opportunity: New buoy platform to facilitate trials and validation of innovative marine technologies

News  |  02 July 2019

Plymouth Marine Laboratory have operated a highly successful scientific data buoy programme within the context of the Western Channel Observatory for over ten years and are now seeking tenders for the replacement of the L4 buoy, providing the necessary infrastructure to make significant technical and scientific advancements at the L4 station.

PML, in partnership with the Marine Business Technology Centre (MBTC), Plymouth, has an exciting opportunity to acquire a new state-of-the-art buoy platform. The MBTC is funded by the European Regional Development Fund to provide innovation services to the marine industry.  A major component of the MBTC project is to enhance and develop “Smart Sound Plymouth”, an in-sea trials environment for new and innovative technologies.  

Through this project PML seek to replace an existing buoy platform with a new buoyed platform capable of continuing and enhancing the existing oceanographic time series. The additional functionality will include an in-water profiling instrument package and the ability to “plug-in and play” a wide range of innovative marine technologies.  

Tenders must be received by 26/07/2019

View the tender documentation

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