SPC has deployed a Spotter buoy off Nouméa's Southern coast, as part of the "Regional Coastal Warning Network.
We deployed an array of 200 weather sensors in the Pacific and assimilate the data in our global models. We have reduced forecast rms errors by over 20%, providing the highest fidelity wave forecasts in the world.
To provide precise information of ocean weather where we need it, the ability to deploy ocean sensor systems from the air is critical.
New buoy technology provides better wave forecasts and ocean weather data for remote islands with critical coral ecology challenges.
To provide a direct validation of the Spotter motion sensing capabilities, we purpose-built a motion-controlled teststand that enables detailed simulation of realistic ocean surface motions.