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Self-powering buoy reports from southern seas

Tuesday 7 Mar 17 10:00am

Scientist Paul Barter gets the buoy ready for launching

THE COUNTRY'S first hybrid energy-powered water monitoring buoy has been launched by Meridian Energy and the Cawthron Institute.

Cawthron senior marine scientist Paul Barter says the buoy is collecting information on weather, ambient light, and water salinity and temperature and sending it back to the institute.

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