Seychelles National Meteorological Services
Development and implementation of integrated ocean information system-project under the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System(RIMES)
A wave rider buoy had already been installed in Seychelles waters.
This comes from a project in partnership between RIMES through the government of India – INCOIS and local experts from SNMS, SFA, Coast Guard, Seychelles Maritime Safety Administration and Department of Energy and CC.
The project had successfully been completed and seychelles will benefit by obtaining accurate ocean forecast and products which can be distributed to various stakeholders across the country.
Forecast expected to be delivered from the system includes:
1.Wave height and direction
2.Sea surface current
3.Sea surface Temperature
4.Mixed layered depth
5.Depth of 20 degree isother
Data and information provided will also be oriented towards research based project on blue economy concept initiated by president (James Alix Michel) last year.
Below are some pictures relating to activities of the project before deploying the buoy in vincinity of Fregate and Mahe Island.
Picture 2: Inspection of the buoy
Picture 3: Testing the sensors and electronic modules of the buoy