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Axys Technologies (Axys) has announced its participation in French EolMed wind development initiatives in the zone between Port-La Nouvelle and Gruissan. A WatchKeeper buoy will be deployed by French company Créocéan on the behalf of Quadran, at the location over the next year to gather metocean data.

This marks the first stage of floating offshore wind development in that area and will gather preliminary environmental data to support future design and financing decisions. The WatchKeeper buoy is equipped to provide wind speed and direction, air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure and directional waves. The buoy also uses an AIS Aid to Navigation device, which broadcasts buoy position and weather information to local vessel traffic.

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