European Sea Station Buoy
We have developed a concept called the European Sea Station Buoy (ESS Buoy).
Our goal is to create an integrated platform that stays state-of-the-art for decades to come.
We have created a roadmap to keep up with the latest developments in the field of monitoring, energy generation and transmission.
The project is part of the Dutch governmental vision for presence at and surveillance of the North Sea.
To efficiently and safely use the sea while facilitating many activities as part of the energy transition, we envision a robust digital infrastructure.
In addition to using existing infrastructure and new fixed platforms, deploying buoys will result in full and flexible presence.
The primary functions of the ESS Buoy are: 1) monitoring of activity at sea, environmental conditions, and ecology; and
2) connectivity, which includes sending real-time data and providing network functions. The ESS Buoy will be equipped with autonomous power generation.
The platform can accommodate many possible monitoring set-ups.