Moorings and Beacons

Our specialist partners in this area

We are able to offer a growing range of items used to make deploying and protecting moorings simpler, and more capable, along with specialist moorings themselves.

This group of partners offer the very best solutions for your mooring needs.

Elkins Oceanic Sercvices Ltd

Elkins Oceanic Services Ltd are precision engineers specialising in underwater mechanical technology. Their deep ocean swivels and push corers are no compromise designs for extreme environments. Elkins was purchased by Planet Ocean Ltd in July 2014 and now operate as a subsidiary of Planet Ocean Ltd from its Surrey base.

EE-1 and 2 Oceanographic swivels

The Elkins EE-1 & EE-2 swivels features a rotating spindle which is located exactly within twin needle roller bearings with the inline forces being carried independently via a single heavy duty thrust race. The complete assembly is oil filled and due to its unique pressure balanced system can ensure freedom of movement even at the greatest ocean depths.

Quick-Clamp quick release instrument clamp

The Elkins QUICK-CLAMP™ is designed by the National Oceanography Centre and manufactured under license by Elkins Oceanic Services Ltd. The device allows quick installation and release of instruments on steel wire moorings which means that moorings can be wound on and off winches more quickly, saving time and money and with added safety.

PC 1 and 2 ROV push corers

The EE-PC-1 & EE-PC-2 ROV Sediment Coring Devices were designed at NOCS. They are designed to be operated by ROV’s to obtain sediment cores in shallow or deep water. Available in two standard sizes, the push corers consist of a Perspex tube, one way valve and ROV compatible handle.

EOM Offshore

EOM Offshore are a spin-out Company from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) with patented mooring solutions which solve the problems associated with getting power to and data from seabed mounted packages and surface buoys. EOM also offer LinePak acoustic release recovery system, Universal Joints for buoy moorings, and customized seabed nodes.

Stretch EM cable mooring system

The Stretch EM Cable is a compliant mooring, which is always under tension. It limits the operating circle of a surface buoy. Stretch EM Cable also provides a direct electrical connection from the surface to the seabed. This allows deployment of seabed sensors (ADCP, CTD, etc) for extended periods without the need to recover and change batteries or use complex multi leg moorings.

No-stretch em cable

EOM Offshore’s NO-Stretch EM Cable visually resembles EOM Offshore’s Stretch EM cable, and both deliver continuous real-time measurements and power. Unlike the Stretch EM cable, the NO-Stretch EM Cable is non-compliant, so it does not stretch or bend due to the inner chain built inside the marine exhaust hardwall.

Linepak marine recovery system – R2K

EOM Offshore’s LinePak-Marine Recovery System (LP-MRS) is a versatile product that can used to recover any asset located on the seafloor. ​ The LP-MRS lets the end-user be compliant with environmental laws, requiring that all mooring elements be recovered, including the anchor.

Multifunction – marine recovery system

The Multifunction Node – Marine Recovery System provides a quiet and stable platform for instrumentation. ​Ideal for any acoustic monitoring. ​ Operational expenditures are reduced since the asset may be recovered and deployed multiples times The Multifunction Node-Marine Recovery System (MFN-MRS) has customizable configurations for multiple seafloor instruments and functions as a power and communications node that can integrate with existing seafloor power grids and communication networks.

Safe moor conservation moorings

Reduce habitat destruction while using a durable, reliable and affordable mooring. Safe-Moor™ is an ecologically-friendly conservation mooring solution, with the strength and safety for all mooring scenarios Unlike conventional chain moorings, Safe-Moor™ eleminates habitat destruction and scouring.

Planet Ocean

Along with our sister Company Elkins Oceanic Services, we offer some specialist mooring technology ourselves.

Buoytracker III globalstar-GPS surface mooring monitor

BUOYTRACKER III uses the GPS satellite positioning system, together with the GLOBALSTAR low earth orbit satellite data service and allows users to check the position of their buoy or other surface asset from a web page anywhere in the world; no special software is required.

Buoytracker III – transit case

Water resistant case in Polypropylene. Holds two Buoytracker units. Built in pressure valve. External Depth – 180mm External Width- 430mm External Length – 720mm

Ellipsoid low drag subsurface buoys

Ellipsoid shaped subsurface buoy that provides a lower drag coefficient than traditional shaped spherical buoys.

TRSF-1 trawl resistant seabed frame

The TRSF-1 frame was designed to overcome the problems associated with corrosion of fabricated steel frames and to offer a level of trawl resistance.

Active-X active radar reflector

State of the art Echomax Active-X-Band Radar Target Enhancer receives a signal from transmitting radar, amplifies and returns a stronger signal. This increases the likelihood of detection reducing the risk of collision and helps to alert oncoming vessels of your position. Suitable for buoys or boats.

Romor

ROMOR Ocean Solutions provides international technical services and integrated instrumentation solutions for the ocean surveying and oceanographic industries. With more than 25 years of experience, ROMOR has the capability to bring together the technical knowledge and expertise with specialized instrumentation to provide a complete solution that has been customized to satisfy the client’s application and requirements.

C-Rom

The ROMOR C-ROM is an oceanographic subsurface mooring solution that offers a reliable and compact solution to mooring and recovering oceanographic instrumentation. Able to use any relase unit, and available with external rope canister, C-ROM has a wide range of internal brackets available for most sub-sea instruments.

XEOS

Xeos is a leading technology firm created by visionary engineers with a passion for excellence. Xeos prides itself on a pioneer mentality, always striving to create superior technological solutions to tracking and telemetry problems. They design and manufacture application specific telemetry and data collection products for environmental researchers, wildlife researchers and operational personnel. Our customers require reliable and innovative solutions to track, monitor and control in harsh environments.

Apollo – submersible iridium + LED flasher combo beacon

The Apollo is an independently powered, self-contained mooring beacon with the power of an ultra-bright LED Flasher combined with IRIDIUM satellite communications. Get notification of the Apollo’s arrival at the surface from anywhere on earth.

Apollo 3

The Apollo-3 is a short tube variant of the Apollo, the Apollo-3 offers a shorter, lighter package for easier mooring. The Apollo-3 operates in the same manner as the standard long-tube Apollo, however due to the smaller enclosure, requires three Saft LSH20 Size D 3.6V Lithium batteries with a nominal voltage of 10.8V. Like its larger counterpart, the Apollo-3 has a depth rating of 11,000 meters.

Apollo Mono

The Apollo is an independently powered, self-contained mooring beacon with the power of an ultra-bright LED flasher combined with satellite communications. The MONO is a miniature, low voltage version of the Apollo beacon. The MONO incorporates all features of the Apollo, but is certified to a depth of 6000m. The smaller profile of the MONO requires one Saft LSH20 Size D 3.6V lithium battery.

Apollo Hades

The Hades is designed to provide position via GNSS to an AUV and surface visibility via an LED flasher. It is a main-source powered, integrated remote head portion of a beacon that does not include Iridium capabilities. Track the asset’s position as it surfaces and is provided a location by the Hades.

Apollo Relay

Xeos Marine Relays are versatile, ruggedized data transmission platforms for command and control of all your remote sensor data. Quickly and easily integrated with your data collection device, Xeos Relays enable global data transmission in marine environments. Utilizing Iridium Short Burst Data communication, the Xeos Relays transmit data as email or over IP.

KILO 2500m iridium sub-surface mooring marker

The KILO Subsurface Iridium Satellite Mooring Location Beacon continuously monitors for unplanned or accidental release of subsurface instrument moorings providing an emal alarm as soon as it reaches the surface, with GPS accuracy. Also available in deep (5000m) water version.

ION – submersible IRIDIUM + LED flasher combo beam

The Ion is an independently powered, self-contained mooring beacon with the power of an ultra-bright LED Flasher combined with satellite communications. The Ion’s unique copper nickel alloy design makes it resistant to bio-fouling, which can be a key factor in limiting oceanographic studies.

XMI 2.0

The XMI-2.0 Subsurface Iridium Satellite Mooring Location Beacon continuously monitors for un-planned or accidental release of subsurface instrument moorings. The XMI-2.0 makes use of the bi-directional, global, real time Iridium Satellite Short Burst Data (SBD) network in combination with GPS position location.

XMB 11K

The XMB-11K is an independently powered, self-contained VHF beacon that is fully submersible up to 11,000m (36,089 ft). This beacon is designed to protect your valuable assets and make their recovery even easier. The XMB-11K features a miniaturized design in an all-titanium enclosure designed to meet or exceed your operational requirements for an ultra-deep-water submersible beacon.

XMB-11k Remote Head

The remote head option provides tremendous flexibility when installing. A flexible cable joins the remote beacon head to the main enclosure. The beacon retains the critical specifications of the original device including power consumption and durability.

XMB-11k miniature 11,000m submersible VHF beacon

The XMB-11K is an independently powered, self-contained RF beacon that is fully submersible to 11,000 m. The depth rating on this beacon will take you wherever you need to go under any ocean. This beacon has been designed to protect your valuable assets and make their recovery even easier.

XMA-11k miniature 11,000m submersible argos satellite beacon

The XMA -11K is an independently powered, self contained Argos beacon that is fully submersible to 11,000m.

XMA 11K Remote Head

The remote head option provides tremendous flexibility when installing. A flexible cable joins the remote beacon head to the main enclosure. The beacon retains the critical specifications of the original device including power consumption and durability.

XMF-11K miniature 11,000m submersible LED flasher

The XMF-11K is an independently powered, self-contained surface flasher that is fully submersible to 11,000m.

XMF Remote Head

The remote head option provides tremendous flexibility when installing. A flexible cable joins the remote beacon head to the main enclosure. The beacon retains the critical specifications of the original device including power consumption and durability.

XMF Flare

The XMF Flare is a specialized version of the XMF LED Flasher, designed to alert ROV/AUV operators of potential issues with their vehicles. The XMF Flare comes with a bottom-mounted, normally closed relay switch. When power is supplied from the vehicle via cable, the relay remains open, cutting power to the Flare. If the vehicle encounters an issue and power is lost, the relay is closed and the Flare turns on and operates according to its user programmable settings. The ultra-bright LED (available in multiple colour options), provides unparalleled visibility in even the worst conditions.

XMF Mini

The XMF Mini is a compact version of the XMF, powered by 3 CR123A Lithium batteries. The XMF Mini retains all the operational characteristics of the regular XMF, but is designed for shorter-term, near-shore subsurface deployments. The ultra-bright LED (available in multiple colour options), provides unparalleled visibility in even the worst conditions and the reliability provided by our solid state surface sensor is a significant improvement over mechanical methods.

Roby

The ROBY is a re-usable surface tracker with antennas and user replaceable batteries. Information can be received via plaintext email and/or monitored using XeosOnlineTM, a web-based monitoring software providing map level positioning and history. 2-way communication via Iridium allows for remote changes to the watch circle settings or reporting intervals. Trust OSKER & ROBY to bring you the information you need when you need it most.

OSKER and Roby oil spill tracking

OSKER and ROBY offer global communications via the Iridium satellite system in a small, rugged package with sophisticated on-board programming. Manage 2-way communication between the tracking unit and XeosOnline™ monitoring system for full remote configurability. The OSKER is a single use air-deployed surface tracker, with antennas and power integrated.

Brizo wave monitoring using GNSS

The Brizo is a highly accurate (1 cm, 3°) directional wave height sensor for placement on moored buoys. Utilizing the lowest power, all signal Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver for measurements, the Brizo can relay parameters and spectra for wave periods of 1.6 to 33 seconds on an under 1 W power budget.

Brizo X

The Brizo-X Directional Wave Height Sensor utilizes Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) to measure wave statistics. Since the Brizo-X does not use a compass or accelerometer, no calibration is required. The sensor is housed in a fully Weather and Waterproof Enclosure for the most rugged environments. The sensor runs autonomously and can output over RS-232 or send messages over one of the embedded telemetry options available.

Onyx OEM miniature iridium PTT

The Onyx is an Iridium based remote tracking platform specifically designed for simultaneous tracking of multiple assets. Combining global communication capabilities through the Iridium network, Available as either OEM or fully encased.

Onyx 1

The Onyx-I is an extremely small GPS Satellite tracker that tracks mobile assets with seamless coverage globally. Small size, robust design and ease of mounting are key to a quick installation and successful operation. The Iridium satellite constellation with 66 satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and truly global coverage provide low-latency two-way communication with the Onyx.

Onyx R

The Onyx-R is an extremely small rechargable GPS Satellite tracker that tracks mobile assets with seamless coverage globally. Small size, robust design and ease of mounting are key to a quick installation and successful operation. The Iridium satellite constellation with 66 satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and truly global coverage provide low-latency two-way communication with the Onyx-R.

Onyx M2

The Onyx-M2 is an extremely small GPS Satellite tracker that tracks mobile assets with seamless coverage globally. Small size, robust design and ease of mounting are key to a quick installation and successful operation. The Iridium satellite constellation with 66 satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and truly global coverage provide low-latency two-way communication with the Onyx.

Onyx WB

The Onyx-WB is an extremely small GPS Satellite tracker that tracks mobile assets with seamless coverage globally. Small size, robust design and ease of mounting are key to a quick installation and successful operation. The Iridium satellite constellation with 66 satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and truly global coverage provide low-latency two-way communication with the Onyx.

Onyx Stack

The Onyx Stack is an extremely small GPS Satellite tracker that tracks mobile assets with seamless coverage globally. Small size, robust design and ease of mounting are key to a quick installation and successful operation. The Iridium satellite constellation with 66 satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and truly global coverage provide low-latency two-way communication with the Onyx.

Onyx Flat LV

The Onyx Flat LV (Low Voltage) is an extremely small GPS Satellite tracker that tracks mobile assets with seamless coverage globally. Small size, robust design and ease of mounting are key to a quick installation and successful operation. The Iridium satellite constellation with 66 satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and truly global coverage provide low-latency two-way communication with the Onyx.

Direction finder

The Xeos Technologies DirectionFinder combines an R-1000 Telemetry receiver and a directional Yagi antenna into a single handheld unit for locating VHF emitting beacons, such as the XMB. The directional nature of the antenna allows users to locate their beacon based on the volume of pulses coming from the receiver.

Hermes

Reduce recovery times with the Xeos beacon locator that interfaces with ship chart mapping systems.

Iridium location messages from up to 10 Xeos beacons can be received by your handheld Hermes and pushed to shipboard charting systems via NMEA-0183, greatly simplifying the process of locating valuable marine assets for recovery.

Nemo-S

The Nemo-S is a bidirectional marine data relay developed for sea level platforms, ships, and autonomous surface vehicles. Rated for ocean surface use only, the Nemo-S serves as a communications link between an end user and their oceanographic devices.