We designed effective, high reliability Tsunami Warning System starting registered tsunami after the Stromboli Volcano eruption in December 2002. The system  has been based on multisensor (both seismic wide spectrum, and pressure gauges) deep ocean platforms.
At present Envirtech manufacture two classes of devices: the Vulcan Class and the Poseidon Class (learn more).

Tsunami Warning System

Italian Data
Buoy Network

Envirtech deployed the 15th buoy of the  Italian Data Buoy Network, formerly known as "Rete Ondametrica Nazionale".
The new buoy has been moored off shore VENICE  (North East of ITALY in Adriatic Sea). 

Vulcan Class are built around a broadband  Ocean Bottom Seismometer. To assure the best coupling between  sea bottom and the seismometer has been developed a special release mechanism. All the units are hosted in Titanium vessels. A special CPU, based on Arm technology,  has been developed to reduce power consumption to assure at least 2 years authonomy. High  rate sea bottom collected data  are transmitted to the surface buoy using an inductive modem coupled to the mooring line.   MORE ...

Venice RADAR
Tide Station

It is fully operational the Envirtech radar tide station installed next the Malamocco gate to the Venice laguna. The station collects 12 samples/min of  tide level with no stilling well. Gathered data can be used to evaluate any kind of  low frequency sea motion inside the laguna and are published  on internet each hour. A couple of meteorological stations complete the settlement.  More ...


POSEIDON CLASS devices are ocean bottom devices able to collect very high accuracy and stable pressure data. At present the maximum operative depth is 6,000 meters. Collected data are transmitted in real time to a surface "SPAR" buoy via spread spectrum acoustic modem. The surface buoy relay received data to a control center via satellite. 


We are  a private, European,  company based in Italy since  year  2009  to manufacture, deploy and maintain data acquisition networks on sea surface and sea bottom. We also provide engineering, projects, systems, ideas, information, software and solutions for global environmental problems. As global technological partner  we assist large companies and Governments to develop the best environment oriented solutions. Whatever is your geographic scale project we can solve it developing a tailored solution based on our worldwide recognized experience. More ...

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VULCAN CLASS devices are sea bottom laboratories able to collect many parameters and can be tailored on request adding any kind of transducers.

Please see video clips about the buoys deployments. The new Data Buoy Network, owned by ISPRA, the Institute for Environmental Protection and Research  consists of 15 oceanographic buoys deployed along italian shores. The buoys collect directional sea motion data, sea surface temperature, wind speed and direction, air pressure and humidity. Gathered data will be available on WMO GTS, via WEB and on the Italian teletext service (RAI-1) . More ...
Envirtech SPAR buoy used to relay sea bottom data via satellite to a control center

SPAR BUOYS - Are tall, thin buoys that float upright in the water and are characterized by a small water plane area and a large mass. Because they tend to be stable ocean platforms, spar buoys are popular for making oceanographic measurements. In Envirtech ocean data acquisition systems, SPAR BUOYS are used to collect data from seabottom and to relay them using satellites, like Inmarsat, GOES, Iridium and so on. 

October 16th, 2010 - SOA crew successfully deployed Envirtech "Poseidon Class" tsunameter. To learn more please contact info@envirtech.org or read more info about Poseidon Class Tsunameters.


Max operational depth  6,000 meters, 1 mm H2O accuracy, 2 years power pack, spread spectrum acoustic communications, independent acoustic release, titanium vessels  and AISI 316 stainless steel frame, up to 4 Gb Data Logger.

South China Sea TWS 

Thailand: Tsunami   Warning  System

Two tsunami- buoys and two Poseidon Class tsunameters completed the marine segment of the Thai Tsunami Warning System. The deployed systems are working properly and releasing data  on Web and  the new BUFR/CREX TM306027 format for GTS worldwide dissemination.


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Surveillance Buoys

Maritime Domain Awareness, MDA, is the effective understanding of anything associated with the Maritime domain that could impact the security, safety, economy, or environment. This is the definition in the USA - National Plan To Achieve Maritime Domain Awareness. There exists limited awareness and effective understanding of vessels that do not emit electromagnetic signals and for emitting targets, it is difficult to correlate transmitted data with actual target behavior. Decision-making authorities require information necessary to identify and react to potential threats to national security arising in the maritime domain. Threats must be identified as early and as far off-shore as possible, requiring awareness of coastal waters out to the Exclusive Economic Zone and even on the high seas.The Envirtech MK-VI Surveillance buoy consents to extend awareness about the marine environment beyond the horizon. As first goal the buoys detects, identifies and tracks cooperative maritime targets, equipped with active AIS and radar transmitter, relaying collected data to an on-shore control centre via LEO Satellite communication systems.  Some additional payloads can also detect and track non-cooperative targets using passive sonar and radio interferometer.The buoy has been designed to operate as fixed (moored) node in large networks, to be deployed for long time in deep sea and to reduce maintenance interventions. Further modular and exchangeable payloads allow the buoy to collect meteorological, oceanographic and water quality data, including pollution agents. Flexible solar panels and an emergency lithium power pack assure needed power in any condition. Reduced dimensions and technical solutions adopted in hull design consent to reach high survival ratio to sea storms (cyclones) and collisions.

To learn more: Download datasheet -

ODAS Buoys

Envirtech MKI-3 ODAS Buoy
Envirtech MKI-3 ODAS Buoy


The MKIV fits the raising requirements for rugged sea surface platforms able to host biochemical/physical payloads.
It embeds an ADCP in reverse position (looking from surface to the sea bottom), a multiparameter probe, a compact meteorological station including a piezo rain gauge and a pyranometer, a directional sea waves measurment payload and a visibilimeter.
Donwload Datasheet.

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has succesfully completed the Factory Acceptance Test and training for a MKIV - 3Metre buoy - The buoy hosts a complete marine meteo station  an Envirtech directional sea wave payload, an ADCP and a multiparameter probe (T,C, Redox, pH, DO and turbidity).
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Nigeria:  3meter buoy

New ODAS network

The first  Odas MKI-3 has been deployed to implement the new Turkish Data Buoy Network. 
The MKI-3  hosts a complete and accurate meteo station with an  Envirtech directional wave payload, a Nortek Aquadopp  ADCP and a multiparameter probe Seabird 16plus-V2. MKI-3 is powered by four solar panels and a 640 Ah Gel battery pack -

Turkish Data Buoy Network- Envirtech MKI-3 in deployed off SAMSUN