Datawell Waverider Mk3

The Directional Waverider hardly needs any introduction: it is the world's standard for measuring wave height and wave direction. Its success is due to the proprietary well-proven and accurate Datawell stabilized platform sensor, enabling wave height measurements by a single accelerometer. For the wave direction, direct pitch and roll measurements are performed needing no integration. In combination with horizontal accelerometers and a compass this forms the complete sensor unit, the heart of the instrument.

  • Real time measurement of wave height with half hourly heave and directional spectra updates.
  • HF link up to 50 km over sea. The proprietary Datawell HF link module is easy replaceable if a different transmission frequency is required.
  • LED flash light integrated in the top of the antenna increasing the buoy's visibility.
  • GPS receiver for buoy positioning has now become a standard feature of the DWR-MkIII, and facilitates its retrieval.
  • Integrated data logger based on the latest flash card technology.
  • A water temperature sensor in the mooring eye providing sea surface temperature
  • High capacity primary cells operating reliably and safely under all wave conditions and weather circumstances for up to three years without replacement.
  • Built-in energy meter reports an accurate estimation of the remaining operating life.

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