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SeaFi Scientific Research Project is privately funded. This page summarises the key milestones of our project.



  Sept Met Ocean Data Buoy getting ready for 2024 / 2025 winter campaign
  June Met Ocean Data Buoy undergoing essential maintenance.
   Apr Successful recovery of the Realtimesea Met Ocean Data Buoy after a five month trial
 2023 Nov Launching Realtimesea (JFC Maarine) Met Ocean Data Buoy - ERC Highwave Proof of Concept Realtimesea
  May 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

  Mar Highwave SeaFi Coastal Station completion (wind & solar energy) - Aran Islands Research Station (A.I.R.S.)
2022 Nov JFC Marine Met Ocean Buoy retrofitting - Highwave real-time data sea to shore  
  July Successfully trialled SeaFi offshore link at 10 km for Highwave Met Ocean Realtime Data Buoy
2021  Mar Highwave research station remote management over WiMAN is now operational.
  Oct Highwave WiMAN launch with direct 18 km backhaul to the Island of Inishmaan
2020 Sep New prototype SeaFi Coastal Station construction on Inis Meaín (Ireland) - Highwave Research Module
2019 Sept Project Highwave (ERC) is adopting SeaFi as enabling technology for its real-time Met Ocean Data buoy
  Nov SeaFi S360 retrofitting design for OPT PB3 wave energy converter
  Jun 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.

  Apr Royal IHC design for dredges monitoring based on SeaFi S360 MK-II antenna and mobile coastal station
2018 Jan 2nd Special design for MV INNOVATION - IHC Hydrohammer project with Orlaco Systems
  May Test trial MV Stena Horizon with WiMAN Shore to Shore design proposal & presentation to Irish Ferries
  Apr Port of Cork Merchant Tug cameras are remotely operated from Cork Habour Operation (VMS) via SeaFi
2017 Jan Port of Waterford SeaFi Dockside integration for crew welfare
  Jun Instantwave Scientific Research proposal (ERC) in collaboration with Prof. Frederic Dias (UCD)
2016 Jan Preliminary approach for a world record for the longest broadband transmission at sea.
  Oct Decommissioning Port of Cork Smartbay buoy Realtime data - Publication white paper
  Jul Decommissioning SeaFi Station aboard  Irish Naval Service vessel LE Niamh
  Apr Irish Naval Service vessel LE Niamh is equipped with a SeaFi S360 MK-II prototype antenna for offshore tests
  Apr Special design for MV INNOVATION - IHC Hydrohammer project with Orlaco Systems
  Mar Initial observation study for EDF Energies Nouvelles (Project Grand Large) in Martigues
  Feb SeaFi Dockside access point prototypes are improving crew welfare in Cork harbour
2015 Jan SeaFi S360 and C120 Mk II with improved mounting features
  Sept Offshore 10 km connection between INS vessel LE Niamh and intervention rib equipped with a camera
  Aug Irish Naval Service vessel LE Niamh is equipped with a SeaFi S360 MK-I prototype antenna for offshore tests
  July 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)
  June Irish Naval Service vessel STY Creidne is equipped with a SeaFi S360 prototype antenna for inshore tests
  May Radar interferences advanced collision tests at NMCI with Irish Naval Service RRT instructors
  April 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

2014 Jan First six months of service Port of Cork Smartbay buoy - real-time data with maximum uptime
  Dec The Port of Cork is approving the rollout of several coastal stations in the lower section of Cork harbour 
  Aug Initial long-term approval tests aboard Damen service vessel MV Denis Murphy (Port of Cork)
  June First successful Met Ocean Buoy deployment (Smartbay) with Port of Cork
2013 Jan Commissioners of Irish Lights authorised the use of Rochespoint lighthouse for the SeaFi scientific research project
2012 Sep Successful ship-to-shore radio transmission (2.4 GHz) on board tug Alex in Cork harbour.