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Highwave Scientific Research Project is privately funded. This page summarises the key milestones of our project.
|Launching Highwave (JFC Maarine) Met Ocean Buoy
|SeaFi World Record Challenge with support from EireComposites, Marine Institute, Community of Inishmaan, UCD and ENS Paris Saclay - 18.8 Nautical Miles (36.83km)
EireComposites radôme Mark-II construction begun
|Highwave SeaFi Coastal Station completion (wind & solar energy)
|JFC Marine Met Ocean Buoy retrofitting - Highwave real-time data sea to shore
|Successfully trialled SeaFi offshore link at 10 km for Highwave Met Ocean Realtime Data Buoy
|Highwave research station remote management over WiMAN is now operational.
|Highwave WiMAN launch with direct 18 km backhaul to the Island of Inishmaan
|New prototype SeaFi Coastal Station construction on Inis Meaín (Ireland) - Highwave Research Module
|Project Highwave (ERC) is adopting SeaFi as enabling technology for its real-time Met Ocean Data buoy
|SeaFi S360 retrofitting design for OPT PB3 wave energy converter
|The furthest maritime broadband transmission (no satellite) is 19.4 nautical miles (35.92 km). It was achieved by Arnaud Disant and SEA-Tech in Cork, Ireland, on 6 June 2018 and homologated in the Guinness World Book of Records, as a scientific record.
This record was set to raise awareness of alternative marine data communication, crew welfare and the possibility to give a second life cycle to lighthouses across the world.
|Royal IHC design for dredges monitoring based on SeaFi S360 MK-II antenna and mobile coastal station
|2nd Special design for MV INNOVATION - IHC Hydrohammer project with Orlaco Systems
|Test trial MV Stena Horizon with WiMAN Shore to Shore design proposal & presentation to Irish Ferries
|Port of Cork Merchant Tug cameras are remotely operated from Cork Habour Operation (VMS) via SeaFi
|Port of Waterford SeaFi Dockside integration for crew welfare
|Instantwave Scientific Research proposal (ERC) in collaboration with Prof. Frederic Dias (UCD)
|Preliminary approach for a world record for the longest broadband transmission at sea.
|Decommissioning Port of Cork Smartbay buoy Realtime data - Publication white paper
|Decommissioning SeaFi Station aboard Irish Naval Service vessel LE Niamh
|Irish Naval Service vessel LE Niamh is equipped with a SeaFi S360 MK-II prototype antenna for offshore tests
|Special design for MV INNOVATION - IHC Hydrohammer project with Orlaco Systems
|Initial observation study for EDF Energies Nouvelles (Project Grand Large) in Martigues
|SeaFi Dockside access point prototypes are improving crew welfare in Cork harbour
|SeaFi S360 and C120 Mk II with improved mounting features
|Offshore 10 km connection between INS vessel LE Niamh and intervention rib equipped with a camera
|Irish Naval Service vessel LE Niamh is equipped with a SeaFi S360 MK-I prototype antenna for offshore tests
|The concept of Wireless Maritime Area Network (WiMAN) is coined for the first time at the National Maritime College of Ireland during a seminar in presence of Prof. Frederic Dias (UCD) Dr Stephane Aymard (French Embassy Scientific Advisor)
|Irish Naval Service vessel STY Creidne is equipped with a SeaFi S360 prototype antenna for inshore tests
|Radar interferences advanced collision tests at NMCI with Irish Naval Service RRT instructors
|SeaFi Port of Cork Wireless Maritime Area Network is extended to the upper harbour
Marine Institute RV Celtic Voyager survey mission in Cork harbour is temporarily equipped with SeaFi
|First six months of service Port of Cork Smartbay buoy - real-time data with maximum uptime
|The Port of Cork is approving the rollout of several coastal stations in the lower section of Cork harbour
|Initial long-term approval tests aboard Damen service vessel MV Denis Murphy (Port of Cork)
|First successful Met Ocean Buoy deployment (Smartbay) with Port of Cork
|Commissioners of Irish Lights authorised the use of Rochespoint lighthouse for the SeaFi scientific research project
|Successful ship-to-shore radio transmission (2.4 GHz) on board tug Alex in Cork harbour.