Unmanned Surface Vehicles and MetOcean Monitoring

Weather impacts every aspect of operations on offshore platforms, ships, and in ports. Rapid changes in weather and sea conditions make monitoring of both meteorological and oceanographic parameters a critically important part of ensuring safety, but also maintaining operational efficiency.

Reliable monitoring systems like buoys, USVs enable operational decision-making based on real-time, site specific data rather than regional forecast and/or intuition. The highly changeable conditions at sea make offshore operations particularly challenging.

Airmar provides an IPX7 version of the Model 200WX designed specifically for buoy, USV and other offshore platforms; well suited for portable battery and solar powered applications and the IPX7 configuration is designed for this harsh and demanding environment.

You’ll find AIRMAR’s WeatherStation® on many advanced USVs, buoys deployed in the oceans as well as on recreational yachts and commercial fishing vessels. Find the sensor that’s right for you below.

Our WeatherStation products have millions of hours in the oceans toughest conditions and our partners continue to count on AIRMAR for the weather data expertise that enables them to explore the world’s oceans. See what our partners have to say about working with the team at AIRMAR.

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View Our WX IPX7 Model for the Unmanned Surface Vehicle and MetOcean Monitoring Industry

Dynamically Moving Vessel Applications


Apparent wind speed and angle checkmark
Theoretical wind speed and direction checkmark
Ultrasonic wind readings up to 90 mph (78 knots, 40 m/s) checkmark
Barometric pressure checkmark
Air temperature plus calculated wind chill checkmark
10 Hz GPS (Position, COG, SOG) checkmark
IPX7 waterproof rating checkmark
Output options include:
  • NMEA 0183 (RS422) and NMEA 2000® (CAN Bus)
  • NMEA 0183 (RS232) and NMEA 2000® (CAN Bus)
Three-axis solid state compass with dynamic stabilization:
  • Better than 1° static compass accuracy
  • Best-in-class pitch and roll accuracy
Three-axis accelerometer for pitch and roll checkmark
Three-axis rate gyro:
  • Rate-of-turn data
  • Best-in-class pitch and roll

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