Buoy Committee

MTS Buoy Technology Committee

The Buoy Technology Committee fosters the technology sharing and learning in the highly specialized field of buoy systems. The committee does that during buoy technology sessions at the OCEANS conference and during their bi-annual Buoy Workshop conferences, hosted at key buoy technology worksites.

Overview of the Committee

Buoy technology systems covered are for oceanographic, ocean engineering, and navigational usage. Major components of buoy technology include: realistic numerical modeling of moored buoy systems to determine static and dynamic forcing by sea state, ocean currents, and wind drag; the engineering understanding to develop mechanically survivable mooring components, buoy platforms and buoy systems; the engineering understanding to accommodate electrical and optical conductors into mooring systems to enable buoy observatory systems; focused laboratory and at-sea testing of critical buoy components and systems to improve reliability.

Committee Co-Chairs

Rick Cole

Principal
RDSEA International, Inc.
www.rdsea.com

Don Peters

Principal Engineer
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
dpeters@whoi.edu