News & Whitepapers

🌊 Our 6 buoys are ready to be delivered at the port of La Rochelle!

The aim of these buoys is to monitor the Atlantic coast during the constructions for the project “Port Horizon 2025” ⚓

The 6 buoys are equipped with fantastic and useful NKE multiparameter probes to measure the main physicochemical water parameters. 💧

The data are automatically transmitted and readable by the final users on our Webdata system. 💻

This network is design for hard environment for minimum 5️⃣ years.

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New CTS5-USEA Profiling Float

🌊 Very first supply of our new ready-to-deploy CTS5_USEA profiling float developed in collaboration with the LOV – fully BGC-Argo compliant as it can embed the 6 core-BGC-Argo variables + the new UVP6_LP 🎥

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The Transat Jacques Vabre is contributing to ocean observing systems!

⛵ The Transat Jacques Vabre skippers are definitely contributing to ocean observing systems as three IMOCA boats released NKE products – in collaboration with Copernicus!

➡ Thank you Alexia Barrier for deploying a NKE profiling float off the Bay of Biscay in collaboration with Unesco and JCOMMOPS.

Watch the video of the release here:

➡ And thank you #TeamMalizia Boris Herrmann and #TeamTimeForOceans Stéphane Le Diraison for releasing two of Copernicus TRUSTED sea surface temperature drifting buoys.

Watch the video of the release here and here

Good luck with the race!!

#seasurfacetemperature #oceanobservation #copernicus #trusted

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Successful Accurasea Floating LiDAR Buoy Type-Validation Campaign

👏 NKE Instrumentation is very proud to announce its participation to the successful Accurasea Floating LiDAR Buoy Type-Validation campaign of EOLFI, granted by DNV GL regarding the Carbon Trust Roadmap.

🌊 As a sub-contractor, NKE Instrumentation provided operational services: buoy preparation, transportation, deployment at sea, day-to-day data survey and operational maintenance during the 6-month campaign.

Accurasea buoy, co-designed and manufactured by NKE Instrumentation, is issued from the R&D project BLIDAR, which aims to build a Floating LiDAR Buoy that measures the wind speed and direction with the highest accuracy as possible in all weather and ocean conditions encountered on an offshore wind farm to reduce the resource assessment uncertainty.

#floatinglidar #buoy #MRE #type-validation

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🌊 TARA & NKE meet in the Mediterranean Sea!

⛵ Last week, the research boat Tara made a short detour to pick our Provor NOSS profiling float up in the Mediterranean Sea.
NKE supports totally Tara’s missions as they are leading a scientific revolution: the aim of the foundation is to enable scientists to predict, anticipate and better manage tomorrow’s climate risks.

Thank you very much Nicolas Bin – Tara’s Captain – and the crew for the precious help and professionalism!

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Best Conference Paper Awards

🏆 Last week, the Copernicus funded TRUSTED Project Team won the prize for the best conference paper at the International Workshop Metrosea -Metrology for the sea- for the paper ‘Toward a buoys reference network for SST measurement’.

👏 Congratulations to Marc Le Menn, the main author of this paper, who received a model of one of Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company S.p.A naval vessels!

Glad to be part of this Eumetsat team with CLS, SHOM, Meteo France, JCOMMOPS, BSH

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SAMBAT & its float – TUTORIAL

🎬 New SAMBAT multiparameter probe maintenance on its float tutorial.

Our engineer are giving you key advises to ensure the maintenance – you will be amazed how easy it is with NKE!

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Performance of the SAMBAT probe on inland water bodies!

Few months ago, our team set the NKE multiparameter probe SAMBAT up over the Cher River (in France) in a dedicated metal structure on the pontoon. The measurement campaigns of the SAMBAT have two main goals for Veolia. The aim of the multiparameter probe is to alert in case of hydrocarbon risks and communicate data to properly configure the water treatment plant near by the multiparameter probe.

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50 more drifting buoys of the TRUSTED Project –led by CLS– were delivered in June!
It was really great having you all in Brittany – we hope you enjoyed the quick trip.

We strongly suggest you to read this article written by CLS that explains clearly the TRUSTED Project and its actors.

Thank you to all the partners SHOM, Meteo France, BSH and JCOMMOPS.

A special thanks to our production team who did great 💪

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