WHITE PLAINS, NY /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world's most challenging water issues, announced that it has been awarded a $617,000 contract from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) for five marine monitoring buoys that will collect high-quality data for researchers studying climate change in the Caribbean Sea, including the waters of Barbados, Belize, the Dominican Republic, St. Lucia, and Trinidad & Tobago.
"We are proud to have been chosen to be a key part of this meaningful project with the CCCCC," said Chris McIntire, President of Xylem Analytics. "We believe that our YSI EMM2000 buoys embody the innovative technology that provides the right solution to protect the valuable coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea."
The customized solar powered YSI EMM2000 buoys will measure, record, and transmit in real-time meteorological and water quality data as the key components of a Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS).
Coral reefs play an extremely important role in the Caribbean economy for tourism, as well as food production and food security. Rising sea temperatures and pollution have impacted the regions' reefs. Long-term monitoring of environmental conditions in the Caribbean will help researchers track the health of the reefs, among the oldest and most diverse ecosystems on the planet.
The CCCCC will work with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and YSI Integrated Systems to install and operate this network, beginning in spring 2013.
To learn more about YSI Integrated Systems' range of marine monitoring platforms, visit the company's Web site.
About Xylem Analytics
Xylem's analytics businesses are leading manufacturers of premium field, portable, laboratory, and online analytical instruments used in water and wastewater, environmental, medical, food and beverage, and life science applications. The company's meters, sensors, analyzers, and related consumables are used every day by thousands of end users worldwide to analyze and control quality in countless industrial applications where precise measurement is required. Xylem's analytics business has been created over the past three years with the acquisitions of OI Analytical, YSI, and MJK Automation to their core businesses of WTW, SI Analytics, Aanderaa Data Instruments, Global Water Instrumentation, ebro, and Bellingham & Stanley.
Xylem Inc. is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test, and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial, and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise, with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world's most challenging water and wastewater problems. Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, NY, with 2011 revenues of $3.8 billion and 12,500 employees worldwide. In 2012, Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide.
The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all—that which occurs in nature.