ODAS buoy

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Alternative term: Ocean Data Acquisition Systems buoy

A buoy intended for the collection of data on properties of the ocean. It may be moored or free-floating. It is not an aid to navigation but is classified as a special buoy in the IALA Maritime Buoyage System.

Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM