Xchange Sensor Heads Now Calibrated in Europe

AML Oceanographic (AML, Canada) has partnered with OSIL to offer Xchange sensor recalibration services at OSIL’s facilities in the UK. With a European recalibration centre, field-swappable sensor-heads become even more convenient for European users of oceanographic instrumentation. OSIL is expected to begin accepting Xchange sensor heads for recalibration by 1 March 2014. AML’s Xchange line is the industry’s only series of field-swappable sensor heads. Each sensor head contains its own embedded calibration, allowing the sensor to work with any AML instrument. Field-swappable sensors also streamline recalibration; instead of sending the entire instrument back to a calibration centre, a recalibrated sensor-head... (read more)
2014-02-06 09:09:15

Tritech Sensor Selected for Student AUV

Tritech’s Micron sonar has been selected for the latest academic autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). The acoustic design team at McGill Robotics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, chose to incorporate a mechanical scanning sonar into their new-build AUV. The team now plan to integrate the Micron sonar into their software system in order to assist close-range positioning and detect objects in low-visibility environments. The team have also updated their AUV with new thrusters and are carrying out modifications to the frame and the pressure vessels. The Tritech Micron sonar is part of Tritech’s SeaKing range of mechanical imaging sonars. The Tritech Micron... (read more)
2015-03-02 12:15:17

Ocean Observation Based on Networked Sensor Systems

The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI, USA) will construct a networked infrastructure of science-driven sensor systems to measure the physical, chemical, geological and biological variables in the ocean and seafloor. Greater knowledge of these variables is vital for improved detection and forecasting of environmental changes and their effects on biodiversity, coastal ecosystems and climate. Building on last century’s era of ship-based expeditions, recent technological leaps have brought a transformation in the approach to ocean research – the focus on expeditionary science is shifting to a permanent presence in the ocean. The ocean itself presents major obstacles to oceanographic exploration. We cannot... (read more)
2013-12-19 12:00:00

DP Position Reference Sensor Agreement for STR

Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR, UK) has announced an agreement with Guidance Marine to supply its range of position reference sensors for dynamic positioning (DP). Guidance Marine is a developer and supplier of dynamic positioning (DP) position measurement technologies for high-value offshore marine markets for real-time vessel positioning and manoeuvring. Designed to meet all IMO DP class requirements, their laser and microwave Artemis, CyScan, RadaScan, RadaScan View and RangeGuard sensors will be available for hire direct from STR’s head office in Great Yarmouth.   (read more)
2016-11-23 04:05:44

nke NOSS In Situ Density Sensor Presentation

nke Optical Salinity Sensor (NOSS) has emerged as one of the first underwater sensors for in situ refractive index measurement in the past years, opening up the scope of possibilities of direct access to density parameter. A presentation will take place in Southampton during Ocean Business Exhibition on Wednesday 15 April from 9-10AM in Node Room 064/03 of the NOC, presented by Damien Malardé, research engineer in nke Instrumentation. The introduction in 2010 of the Thermodynamic Equation of Seawater TEOS-10 has represented an important milestone towards the implementation of a global thermodynamic ocean model. An accurate evaluation of the ocean’s... (read more)
2015-03-30 08:45:55

PD Teesport go for Vector Sensor

Saderet Ltd, the European distributor for CSI Wireless have supplied seven Vector Sensor GPS compass systems to PD Teesport. The Vector Sensor provides sub-half degree heading, and sub-meter navigation data for use on 7 of PD’s vessels that provide the following wide range of port services: The Tees Harbour Launch and Tees Surveyor acquire hydrographic survey data The Heortnesse and Cleveland County are trailer suction dredgers The Seal Sands is a grab dredger, whilst the Wilton is the buoy tender vessel The Seaton is engaged in general workboat duties The Vector Sensor offers multiple source differential input including IALA beacon... (read more)
2004-07-23 12:00:00

Valeport Presents Latest Sensor and Software Updates

Valeport, a leader in oceanographic, hydrographic and hydrometric instrumentation, used Oceanology International in London to launch a number of developments across its range including new probes, visualisation software and a portable tide station. Launched at Oi18, the new unique probe, SWiFTplus, combines the power of the SWiFT SVP and a turbidity sensor. SWiFTplus uses Valeport’s world-leading high-accuracy sensor technology and incorporates turbidity observations with sound speed, temperature and pressure sensor technology coupled with the convenience of Bluetooth connectivity and rechargeable batteries. Using the new Valeport Connect app, data can be quickly downloaded and reviewed wirelessly via Bluetooth, and instantly shared... (read more)
2018-03-27 09:23:51

Game-changing Sensor and AI System for Plymouth Sound

M Subs has installed a ‘game-changing’ sensor system with connected artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning technology around Plymouth Sound, UK, as part of the vision to turn the city into a centre of excellence in maritime autonomy and unmanned vehicles. The Plymouth-based company will operate a secure network of cameras, radars, and other sensors which will provide situational awareness and communications with the unmanned vehicles operating out of the city’s harbour. The system will also provide the command & control of unmanned vehicles using the nearby ranges at sea.  Data from the network is being collected and analysed by machine... (read more)
2019-01-15 09:47:23

C6 Multi-Sensor Platform Digital Data Output

The submersible C6 Multi-Sensor Platform integrates up to six field-interchangeable Cyclops-7 fluorometers and/or turbidity sensors. Now the C6 is available with digital data output for integration with third-party platforms. The C-Soft Windows-based user interface allows for intuitive calibration, data logging, and data management. And the digital data output allows for easy integration with existing water monitoring systems such as CTDs, dataloggers, vessels of opportunity and buoys.   Deployable up to a depth of 600 metres, C6 booster cables allow RS232 communication at depths greater than 5 metres. Customers who already own a C6 can download a free software upgrade from... (read more)
2008-12-15 10:32:53

CHC Navigation introduces the P2 GNSS Sensor Series

CHC Navigation (CHCNAV) releases the P2 GNSS Sensor Series providing high accuracy positioning and heading solution in a compact and rugged enclosure. The P2 GNSS Sensor series is the GNSS sensor for a wide variety of applications such as reference station, marine systems, unmanned navigation, industrial automation, robotics and machine control. Easy integration The P2 GNSS series is designed to significantly reduce system integration efforts by combining rich connectivity interfaces including RS232, low latency PPS output, Ethernet, CAN bus protocol and a comprehensive web interface for configuration set-up. Industrial design The new series integrates the latest GNSS technology in a... (read more)
2019-04-11 08:55:22
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