The Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG) of Texas A&M University has been operating and maintaining the Texas Automated Buoy System (TABS) since 1995 on behalf of the Texas General Land Office. Since June 2017, TDI-Brooks International, Inc has participated in GERG’s Ocean Science group who operate and maintain TABS (Texas Automated Buoy System), a real time oceanographic buoy system measuring winds, waves, currents, salinity and other parameters on the Texas shelf in the Gulf of Mexico. Data from TABS contributes to the oil spill response efforts of the Texas General Lands Office as well as to general research efforts in the Gulf of Mexico. GERG maintains the network of 9 real time oceanographic buoy systems on behalf of the Texas General Land Office in support of oil spill trajectory modelling efforts. The buoys are deployed at strategic locations along the Texas coast between Port Isabel and Sabine as well as one buoy at the Flower Garden Banks on behalf of a joint industry project. All data collected from the buoys are publicly available on the TABS website http://tabs.gerg.tamu.edu/tglo
On a 6-month rotation schedule, TDI-Brooks deploys their GoM vessel, the R/V Brooks McCall, to buoy sites where they help GERG technicians recover and replace the oceanographic buoys which are then taken back to GERG’s facility for physical and electronic maintenance.
TDI-Brooks International, Inc. TDI-Brooks offers geophysical data acquisition, processing and interpretation capabilities in water depths ranging from near-shore shallow water to full ocean depth. We are the industry experts in offshore geotechnical field services, including piston coring, jumbo piston coring, box coring, and the deployment of multiple CPT tools.
TDI-Brooks has been performing high resolution geophysical surveys across the GOM since 1994. The company has successfully completed surveys over thousands of blocks across the GoM. TDI-Brooks also has extensive experience in conducting offshore geotechnical coring/engineering programs, environmental assessments and metocean.