Algae monitoring buoy

Monitor Algae and
Water Quality

Predict algal blooms
Analyse water quality
Customizable sensor set

How it works

Monitor HAB

1. Monitor water quality

The Monitoring Buoy offers a complete overview of the water quality by collecting the following parameters every 10 minutes:

• Chlorophyll α (green algae)
• Phycocyanin (blue-green algae)
• pH
• Turbidity
• Dissolved oxygen
• Temperature

*Additional sensors can be purchased separately

Predict HAB

2. Predict algal blooms

The algorithm developed in cooperation with research institutes allows you to predict algal blooms 3-10 days in advance. Plus, you gain other valuable insights:

• Seasonal algae trends
• Predict algae counts
• Set custom alerts
• View data in charts, tables, and spreadsheets
• Personal webpage

Quickly deployed

The Monitoring Buoy can be assembled on-shore within 2-4 hours and requires minimal manpower. Can be dragged by boat and easily anchored in the desired location due to GPS integration.

Monitoring Buoy can be installed in raw, industrial, and irrigation reservoirs, lakes, dams, cooling ponds and towers, aquaculture ponds, wastewater treatment plants, power plants, settling ponds, crystal- and wastewater lagoons.


Minimal maintenance

Maintenance is only needed every quarter. There is no need to bring the Monitoring Buoy back to shore.

All components are reachable by boat, ensuring the safety of your staff.

Automatic cleaning system guarantees optimal sensor readings, significantly reducing maintenance time, costs, and labor


Remotely operated

Our dedicated Customer Support monitors and operates the Monitoring Buoy remotely.

The buoy is resistant to extreme heat, and cold temperatures, even at high altitudes or in desert conditions. There is no need to take the buoy out during wintertime.

Remotely operated

High-quality components

Smart communication system

  • 4G, Satellite, LAN
  • Real-time water quality data with the MPC-View software
  • Integrated alarm functions


  • 3x 250 Wp high quality solar panels that provide power all year-round in any country
  • 1x 24 Volt, 40 AMP lithium battery
  • Switches to energy-saving program during periods of low sun irradiation

4 ultrasonic transmitters

  • Treatment range: 800m/2600ft in diameter
  • Integrated Aquawiper™: automatic cleansing system for the transmitters
  • Chameleon Technology™ adjusts the ultrasonic program to specific water conditions

Anchored floating buoy construction

  • Aluminium powder coated frame
  • UV and corrosion resistant construction
  • Unsinkable floats

Complete sensor package

  • In-situ water quality sensors to provide real-time data
  • Monitors DO, turbidity, pH, chlorophyll α, phycocyanin, redox, and temperature
  • Automatic antifouling wiper ensures optimal readings

Water quality monitoring software

Once you purchase the Monitoring Buoy, you get access to the MPC-View, our online water quality monitoring software. Designed to be user-friendly. Provides a complete picture of your water body at every monitored location.

With the MPC-View, you gain valuable real-time insights into water quality, algae growth trends, and treatment progress. You can create specific rules that will trigger an email alert when pre-determined parameters are breached.



2188mm (l) x 2540mm (w) 860mm (h)

top view of MPC-Buoy


200kg (excl. anchor)

front view of MPC-Buoy


  • Polyethylene buoy
  • Anodized aluminum
  • Closed-cell polyurethane foam
  • Buoyancy capacity 285 kg
  • PV module: 3x 250Wp solar panels
  • 40Ah battery


  • 3G/4G
  • Iridium Satellite (optional)
  • GPS (optional)
  • 1 x RS485 port
  • 1 SDI-12 input
  • 3X RS232

Water quality sensors

  • Chlorophyll a
  • Phycocyanin
  • Turbidity
  • pH
  • Dissolved Oxygen
  • Temperature
  • It is possible to add additional sensors to the water quality sensor package.