20 January 2019:
The Moses buoy deployed in Global Tech 1 on 9 Nov 2018 was successfully recovered. Air and water temperatures were measured continuously during the time of operation.


9 November 2018:
Another Moses buoy delivered to the offshore service team to replace the one deployed on 8 August in Global Tech 1. The formerly deployed buoy is still working correctly..

8 August 2018:
A Moses buoy successfully deployed in Global Tech 1. Operation and data transmission started as usual.

MOSES buoy and spar buoy
Sparbuoy (right on top) deployed at 80 m distance to protect the MOSES buoy. Webcam photo, 16 Oct 2018. Courtesy: Stephan Voss, ForWind.


12 June 2017:
ForWind contracts OpticSense to operate Moses buoys in the offshore wind farm Global Tech 1.


15 August 2016:MOSES successfully recovered in the offshore wind park RIFFGAT. Deployed on 31 March for measuring air and seawater temperatures, it was the fourth buoy in a series.

MOSES buoys were operated since April 2014 for measuring time series of air and seawater temperature and atmospheric pressure in the offshore wind parks alpha ventus and RIFFGAT.

The goal is to measure air/water temperature gradients, a parameter of interest for heat flux modelling in the project GW Wakes at ForWind Center for Wind Energy Research.

Two Moses buoys
Two MOSES buoys on deck of MS Grinna. Left: Buoy recovered on 31 March 2016 after operation without failure since 14 December 2015. Right: Buoy with newly calibrated sensors, ready for deployment. Courtesy: MS Grinna, A. Bü
seawater temperature   air-seawater temp
Time series of seawater temperature (left) and air minus seawater temperature (right) in Aug - Oct 2015.
Data gaps are due to malfunctions of the remote receiver. Courtesy: Stephan Voss (ForWind)