Wave Buoys integrating SBG miniature inertial sensors have been deployed in the Beaufort Sea to understand how open ocean and in-ice waves impact the floe melting.
"Units were reliable, with no failures in the harsh Arctic conditions. The IG-500As have been running continuously for over a year without requiring power cycling etc." Dr. Martin Doble.
What's next? “More of the same, using the new Ellipse units,” says the scientist. The Ellipse-A sensors are currently used in a new ONR project in the Beaufort/ Chukchi Seas.