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Palladium Technologies provides communication interface for ocean monitoring system


Palladium Technologies is teaming up with The International SeaKeepers Society – a non-profit organization committed to helping scientists and global resource managers obtain the critical data they need to understand the causes of and the solutions to the seas’ decline – to supply the communications interface for SeaKeepers’ innovative scientific data acquisition system.

Founded in 1998 by a group of yacht owners concerned about the deteriorating condition of the seas, the Society’s initial mission was to develop a compact, automated and cost-effective oceanographic and atmospheric (and, in turn, climate) monitoring system that could be installed aboard their yachts to provide data on the health of the world’s oceans to scientists and researchers.

Today, the patented SeaKeeper 1000™ system is deployed in almost 60 locations around the world, including yachts, cruise ships, ferry boats, buoys and piers. The system is designed to monitor weather and near-surface ocean parameters continuously, and will now transmit data via satellite uplink through an electronic interface designed by Palladium Technologies.

As one of the primary suppliers of integrated systems to the megayacht industry, Palladium Technologies will also incorporate the sensor data from the SeaKeeper 1000 system with the company’s flagship product, the SiMON alarm and monitoring control network.

Designed to provide the captain, crew and yacht owner with a real-time view of the status and trends for all shipboard systems and machinery, the SiMON system will now include information from SeaKeeper 1000 data sensors and will transmit this information to organizations such as Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association’s (NOAA) National Weather Service, and National Marine Sanctuaries Program.

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