Marlin-Yug Ltd
Marlin-Yug Ltd
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Area of activity

Formed in 1990 as a creator and manufacturer of unique scientific equipment, Marlin-Yug Ltd has determined its own interests in the field of innovative measuring-informational technologies connected with international environment and ecological monitoring of the Earth. Marlin-Yug develops and produces the different self-powered data acquisition and telemetry systems for investigation of Ocean's active layer, near-surface atmosphere and ice. Besides, company is creating the applied technologies and corresponding equipment for testing of different data platforms before, during and after deployments in-situ.

Creative and Manufacturing Potential

Marlin-Yug consists of the scientific and technical experts in the data acquisition technologies, telemetry systems, microprocessors, sensors, application software, high-precision mechanics. Company has good possibilities to create, test and organize the manufacturing of different equipment by its own possibilities or with assistance of other structures when there is a need of repetition work.

Our achievements

Marlin-Yug supports and develops own activity in close coordination with Data Buoy Cooperation Panel (DBCP) of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) plans and projects. Hundreds of our drifters have been used within international data buoys programs. Since 1999 the Black Sea has become the area for investigation and evaluation of different novelties in drifter technology. The positive results achieved here have been introduced in international drifter practice. Starting with 2006 we have been taking part in the Iridium Pilot Project to estimate the advantages of this communication system for drifter monitoring. Participation in the Pilot Project on Wave Measurement Evaluation as well as in Argos-3 Pilot Project has become new goals since 2009.


Marlin-Yug has been recognized by the DBCP as a manufacturer of meteorological buoys; by the French Space Agency (CNES) as a manufacturer of Argos platform transmitting terminals; by the Naval Oceanographic Office (USA) as for the air deployment of Marlin drifters; by Russian Maritime Registers of Shipping as creator and manufacturer of testing equipment for Cospas-Sarsat Emergency Radio Beacons and Global Maritime Distress and Safety System.

A few publications referring to the areas of activity:

  • Tolstosheev A.P, Lunev E.G., Motyzhev V.S. Development of Means and Methods of Drifter Technology Applied to the Problem of the Black Sea Research. Oceanology, 2008, Vol. 48, No.1, pp.138-146.
  • Motyzhev S., Horton E., Lunev E., et al. New Development to Progress Smart Buoy Idea. Technological Developments and Applications of Data Buoys for Tsunami Monitoring, Hurricane and Storm Surge Prediction. UNESCO DВCP CD ROM Technical Document Series, No.30–2006, pp.1-8.
  • Poulain P.M., Barbanti R., Motyzhev S., Zatsepin A. Statistical Description of the Black Sea Near-surface Circulation Using Drifters in 1999-2003. Deep-Sea Research, Part I: Oceanographic Research Paper, Vol. 52, Issue 12, December 2005, pp.2250-2274.
  • Motyzhev S., Brown J., Horton E., Lunev E., Tolstosheev A., Motyzhev V. Practical Steps for "Smart Buoy Project Realization. Research, Applications and Developments Involving Data Buoys. UNESCO DВCP CD ROM Technical Document Series, No.24, 2004, pp.1-9.
  • Eremeev V.N., Horton E., Motyzhev S.V., Poulain P-M., Poyarkov S.G., Stanichny S.V., Zatsepin A.G. Drifter Monitoring of Black Sea in 2001/2002. Development in Buoy Technology, Communications and Data Applications. UNESCO DВCP CD ROM Technical Document Series, No.22, 2003, pp.1-5.


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