The CSIR makes use of Datawell's Directional Waverider
Mark II, Directional Waverider MKIII,
Directional Waverider DWR4, as well as
the non-directional Waverider SG buoys to measure waves.
Datawell has a history of over
40 years in the oceanographic instrumentation arena,
and their wave height measuring buoys have been the
world standard during this period. Their buoys are
accurate and have well-proven stabilized platform
sensors. They have, for example, standard integrated
data loggers, flash cards that store up to 2 Gbyte of
measured data, standard GPS position monitoring,
and a HF link for ranges up to 50 km.
For more detailed specifications
on each of the buoys, please consult the