"Ocean Origo for oceanographic instrumentation
and consulting."



Cost-effective, small, sensor buoy with real-time communication

MEMO from Ocean Origo is a small, rugged, accurate sensor buoy designed for ocean engineering, operational oceanography, marine/port monitoring and alike. It operates in coastal, fjord and lake areas. Its tight, compact design and stainless steel/polymer materials makes it robust and corrosion resistant. MEMO may be equipped with various sensors according to customers choice ranging from CTD, acoustic current meter, wave sensor, optical sensors and more. MEMO has enough batteries for a full year operation (depending on sensor configuration) on a standard alkaline battery pack. Sensor data is transmitted to land via satellite, cellular net, ZigBee or LoRa radio (customer's choice). Remote re-configuration of the buoy is also possible.

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Smart, cost efficient, robust, accurate, ultra-sonic
water level surveillance system with remote communication.

UP1 from Ocean Origo is a robust, accurate and easy-to-use electronic water level sensor. Water level data is sent wirelessly to the user's e-mail address or SMS number and is also stored on a memory card inside the instrument. The ultrasonic technology is temperature-adjusted, reliable, accurate and simplifies installation on site. UP1 is protected against weather and wind and the need for maintenance is minimal thanks to the instrument's solid construction. UP1 is powered by environmentally friendly rechargeable Li-Ion batteries which typically provide +1 year of operating time and the instrument alarms automatically when the battery starts to run out. UP1 has a built-in mounting plate for mounting on horizontal surfaces, but can also be mounted on vertical surfaces using the mounting arm (option). Several other options are also offered, such as satellite communication, air temperature measurement and a www-based interface for data presentation on the website. UP1 can be configured by the user via cable to PC or wireless and the user can easily set measurement intervals, reference value, operation mode, etc.

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Cost-effective, Small, Directional Wave buoy
with Real-time communication and Optional sensors.

WaveWatcher from Ocean Origo is a small, rugged,  accurate wave buoy designed for ocean engineering, operational oceanography and alike. It operates in off-shore, near-shore, coastal, fjord and lake areas. Free drifting or moored, the later requiring proper elastic mooring elements optionally supplied by Ocean Origo.  It has enough batteries for about 18 months operation on a standard alkaline battery unit, 4 years on optional lithium batteries. WaveWatcher survives 'knock down' to 30 m depth and its tight, compact design and stainless steel/polymer materials makes it robust and corrosion resistant. Low centre of gravity results in low pitch & roll and WaveWatcher moves smoothly in water – benefiting both wave and optional current measurements. WaveWatcher accurately measures 'all' wave parameters 'on-board' including wave direction and wave spectrum using high quality MEMS technology. GPS-position and water temperature are also included in the data set. Optional sensors, like SeaBird CTD and Nortek profiling current meter may also be integrated thus turning the wave buoy into a low cost ODAS mini-buoy. Data is transmitted in real-time via GSM for near shore locations or Iridium satellite (SBD) for world-wide positions or ZigBee radio for local transmission. Remote reconfiguration of WaveWatcher is possible for all three alternatives. Data may optionally be presented on WWW in real-time.

WaveWatcher may easily be separated in parts thus facilitating storage and transportation. Its relatively small size and weight allows for economical small-sized vessel operation which, together with its low purchase cost, high building quality and minimal maintenance requirements, sums up to a really attractive user budget. Comes in two versions: 0.65 m diameter 'WaveWatcher' and 1 m diameter 'WaveWatcher+'.

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Cost-effective, flexible, high performance oceanographic data logger
with real-time communication.

MiniMoose / MiniMoose+ from Ocean Origo is a flexible, small, rugged, high performance oceanographic data logger with real-time communication facility, designed for ocean research, engineering, operational oceanography, port authorities, etc. MiniMoose+ may be mounted on virtually any type of buoy or underwater substrate down to 200 m depth, while MiniMoose comes with an ordinary IP67/68 rating, suitable for buoy operation but not underwater operation. Both versions are else functionally identical.

MiniMoose requires an external power supply (6-34 VDC). Compact design and stainless steel/polymer materials makes it robust and corrosion resistant.
MiniMoose may handle a great number of met-ocean sensors including CTD, doppler current meter, fluorometer, weather station, GPS and more. MiniMoose may be equipped with various communication tools according to customers choice: Iridium satellite (SBD) for world wide coverage, GSM for near shore locations, radio (including ZigBee and LoRa) for short range point-to-point or mesh communication. All alternatives offer 2-way communication allowing remote reconfiguration of system and data transmission from buoy. Data may optionally be presented graphically on www in real-time. Contact Ocean Origo to find best sensor and communication solution for your MiniMoose application. We deliver everything from a stand-alone MiniMoose without sensor or communication facility to MiniMoose with various antenna configurations and sensors. We also offer complete turn-key met-ocean buoy system based on MiniMoose technology, mooring components, mooring design, buoy installation and service.
Small size, low power consumption and great flexibility makes MiniMoose ideal also for installation on buoys-of-opportunity like navigational buoys (old or new). Modest purchase cost, high building quality and minimal maintenance requirements, sums up to a very competitive user budget and hassle-free operation.

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Add-on unit for water sampling bottles.
Samples temperature and depth.

Ocean Origo’s SeaTurtle is an accurate, mercury-free electronic thermometer. It is cost-efficient, battery powered, microprocessor-controlled and designed for operation down to 500 m depth. Instrument fits on virtually all types of water sampling bottles, detects when the bottle releases and samples water temperature and optionally also water pressure/depth at release depth. Data is presented on a back-light display.

SeaTurtle may be set to operate in two sampling modes:
• Turn-around - SeaTurtle detects when bottle turns around.
• String - SeaTurtle detects when bottle releases.

The operator controls SeaTurtle using a small handheld permanent magnet. Instrument can be programmed to enter turn-around mode, string mode, sleep mode, continuously update current temperature/pressure value on the display, show last temperature/pressure registration, etc. SeaTurtle runs on a single ordinary 9 V alkaline or lithium battery cell, easily replaceable by the operator.

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Turn-key data buoy systems

Complete turn-key data buoy systems.
Including battery, solar panels, sensors, mooring, etc.

Ocean Origo offers, in cooperation with Navigationsteknik AB, complete turn-key data buoy systems according to customers specification. We supply rugged reliable data buoys for open oceans, coastal zone, near-shore, fjords, harbours, universities, authorities, mussel farms, oil companies and more. Buoys that deliver near-real-time data of salinity, temperature, current, waves, wind, GPS, oxygen, air pressure and many other parameters. Customer selects sensor suite - Ocean Origo may assist in the choice. Thanks to the flexibility, small size and portability of SeaMoose – the electronic key unit - we can use the same basic concept for all sorts and sizes of data buoys. SeaMoose’s field-swappable character allows for rational and rapid field service also from small vessels, a key parameter for achieving low running costs in many applications.

In cooperation with Navigationsteknik, Ocean Origo offers fully equipped data buoys ready for deployment including all necessary components like battery bank, solar panels, nautical equipment, GPS alarm, etc. We also offer complete mooring solutions and mooring components including SeaFlex system for minimizing mechanical mooring stress, customized www-interface and management. Finally, we offer installation, service, operation and surveillance of buoy systems. In short – we can do it all.

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Expertise consulting within Oceanographic engineering and green tech:

"I offer expertise within Oceanographic instrumentation, measurements and engineering. I have a broad and long experience and master electronics, programming, mechanics, project leading and much more. Don't hesitate to contact me.”

Sverker Skoglund



Some of our customers:

  • SMHI
  • Göteborgs University
  • Umeå University
  • Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH)
  • Bergen University, Norway
  • Applied Physics Laboratory, Seattle
  • Copenhagen & Malmo Port
  • Various companies like ORC AB, Navigationsteknik, Smedlunds, Astra, IKEA, etc.

Some consulting references:

  • Oceanographic consulting for SMHI, Sweden: Oceanographic measurement expert. Managing ODAS buoys, profilers, sensors, etc. 3 years.
  • Green tech consulting for Smedlund/IKEA: Project leading and technical development. Developing Food Waste Machine for households. 3 years.
  • Fixed price prototype development for ORC AB/NOFO: Developing novel current meter logger system with 8 current meters, logger and Zigbee transmitter including PC interface for testing oil spill containment boom systems.

Ocean Origo AB
  Tel: +46 709495566   info@oceanorigo.com
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