• Real-Time Data Buoys

    for Surface Water and Open Water Applications

Real-Time Data Buoys

Real-time data buoys are one of the most effective tools for monitoring waves, current and water quality. Xylem buoys use market leading sensing technology to measure various parameters, empowering stakeholders to make informed decisions based on accurate and up-to-date data, leading to improved outcomes and risk management.

YSI (a Xylem brand) are global leaders in monitoring buoy and sensor technology, specializing in turn-key and bespoke systems.

Benefits of Xylem Buoys:

  • Gain a better understanding of natural seasonal, daily and event variations
  • Detect potential problems early on
  • Modelling and forecasting
  • Low maitenance - Longer operation between service visits with reduced maintenance costs
  • Modular design allows flexibility to add wide range of sensors
  • Turnkey system solutions
  • Safer operation – no divers required.

Buoy Customization

Xylem buoys can be easily customized to maximize instrumentation on a single monitoring platform. Add satellite, radio, or cellular telemetry to provide data to a custom visual display, making it easy for researchers and operators alike to receive critical data on a daily basis. We offer a variety of buoy platforms which can be tailored to fit your needs.

We have the most comprehensive range of monitoring platforms, including configurable profiling systems that monitor from 2m to 100m.


  • Real-time data transmission & data visualization
  • Customisable solutions for all applications
  • Fixed point or profling options available
  • Xylem manufactured cutting edge sensing technology
  • Market leading sensors from Aanderaa and YSI suited to all monitoring environments

Aquaculture Monitoring

Monitoring Sensors

Waves, Weather, Pressure, Water Quality, Single Point and Profiling Current Sensors

MOTUS Directional Wave Sensor

Measure waves with marketing leading accuracy

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Doppler Current Profiler Sensor (DCPS)

Medium range, 600kHz current profiler smart sensor

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Doppler Current Sensor (DCS)

Single-Point Doppler Current Sensor

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YSI EXO Sondes - Continuous, Wiped, Multi-Parameter Water Quality Monitoring Sensors

EXO sondes are the premium water quality monitoring system with a dynamic range of digital smart sensors for multiparameter applications, feature-rich software for managing water quality data, and industry leading anti-fouling technology for long-term and continuous monitoring deployments.

EXO1 Multiparameter Sonde

Multiparameter water quality sonde with 4 sensor ports, optional depth sensor, and battery compartment

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EXO2 Multiparameter Sonde

Multiparameter water quality sonde with 7 sensor ports (including a central wiper port), optional depth sensor, and battery compartment

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EXO3 Multiparameter Sonde

Multiparameter water quality sonde with 5 sensor ports (including a central wiper port), optional depth sensor, and battery compartment

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Applications and Problems that can be Identified

Hydrographic Options:

Surface Current, Current Profile, Wave Height, Direction & Period, Water Quality

Meteorological Options:

Air Temperature, Relative Humidity, Wind Speed & Direction, Rainfall, Barometric Pressure, Solar Radiation & PAR

Industry and Application list:

  • Reservoirs, Lakes and Dam
  • Ports and Harbours - Ship Navigation
  • Offshore wind farms
  • Industrial and Commercial runoff
  • Weather forecasting
  • Dredging compliance
  • Aquaculture
  • Long term Research - Climate Change

Vertical Water Quality Profiling in Real-Time

Our patented automated vertical water quality profiler can be deployed on a buoy, a towable pontoon platform, or it can be affixed to an existing structure depending on application requirements.

With Integrated Systems & Services' flagship vertical profiler you can autonomously acquire water quality information at various depths as well as meteorological data 24/7. That gives you continuous control of your valuable resources and allows you to make cost-saving decisions whether at your desk or on the road. 

Mini VPS

Designed for quick deployment in shallower waterways, lakes, and storages

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6951 Pontoon VPS

Ideal for pongs, lakes, reservoirs, and certain coastal applications

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6950 Fixed VPS

Optimal for watersheds, source water, and reservoir monitoring

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Vertical Profiling Systems Brochure

Downloadable PDF to help you learn more about Vertical Profiling System benefits, options, and deployments

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Data Buoys & Floating Platforms

View our Data Buoys and Floating Platforms and find solutions to monitor water quality, waves, currents, weather and more

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Solution Driven Engineering Expertise with Dedicated Local Support

Xylems expertise extends from the design and installation of environmental monitoring systems through to the provision of experienced engineers, hydrographers and field teams to support the long term operation, maintenance and data management requirements. We have experienced field teams that are fully trained certified to ensure compliance with all technical, operational and OH&S requirements.

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