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Datawell BV

Datawell is a company which develops oceanographical measuring instruments. Our products have proven to excellently withstand the harsh marine environment.

Home of the Waverider

Riding the waves for over 60 years!

Specializing in the marine environment, Datawell developed the basic principles of the gravity stabilized long period motion sensors. That, in combination with designs for very low power electronics, resulted in the Waverider (1968), the Wavec buoy (1983) and Directional Waverider buoy (1988).

A picture of a CAT4 antenna with a background of the sea

The newly developed
Compact Air Temperature (CAT4)

The CAT4 is a meteorological air temperature sensor integrated in the HF-antenna of the Directional Waverider. It consists of four individual sensors that have different radiative properties and will therefore measure different temperatures. The actual air temperature is derived from these different temperatures. External influences that might affect the measurements, such as evaporative cooling, are detected for validation.

Datawell is proud to present its history of over sixty years.

The fact that during this period its wave height measuring buoys have been the world standard is proof of the continuous dedication of the company and its employees to the quality and technology of the product. This dedication ensures further innovations: an autonomous mini-meteo-buoy, a low-budget GPS based wave height measuring buoy, a low-frequency extension of the measurement, Datawell mooring of navigation aid buoys, etc. The need for well-engineered measuring equipment surviving in a marine environment has given Datawell a beautiful history and a bright future.

A picture of a DWR-G4 ready for deployment by a helicopter.