Nitrate Sensor Options for Profiling Floats and Gliders

The Satlantic (Canada) ISUS and SUNA nitrate sensors have been adapted for profiling float deployment to provide a cost-effective method of observing biogeochemical parameters and thereby improve the understanding of biological productivity and carbon uptake in the ocean. With the support of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and the University of Washington, two new nitrate sensor options have been developed.     The Deep SUNA is a bolt-on ancillary sensor for profiling floats. The ISUS-APF is integrated into the Teledyne Webb Research APEX profiling float top end cap. Both versions of the instrument use the Sea-Bird CTD data from... (read more)
2011-08-24 10:27:45

Valeport Reveals the Latest Sensor and Software Updates

Valeport is using Ocean Business 2017 as a platform to highlight a number of exciting new developments across its range this year. The company is showcasing new and developed technologies at its stand, M1. dredgeMATE A new sensor especially designed for the dredging community, which will be on show for the first time at Ocean Business. The new dredgeMATE turbidity sensor integrates with the popular and capable SWiFT SVP (CTD) to produce a useful profiler for any survey requiring CTD and turbidity. Valeport Connect The latest software from Valeport for use on iOS and Android was presented by product manager, Jim... (read more)
2017-04-04 05:39:29

Impact Subsea Launch ISD4000 Depth & Temperature Sensor

Impact Subsea is launching the ISD4000 survey grade Depth & Temperature sensor with optional integrated HMRU, providing the user with heading, pitch and roll values. Designed for ROV & AUV underwater applications, the ISD4000 offers a significant degree of capability, in a small form factor. With a 0.01% full scale depth measurement accuracy combined with a Temperature measurement accuracy of 0.01°C the ISD4000 is at the forefront of depth and temperature measurement technology. Compact and Endurable At only 8cm (3.1”) long, 4.5cm (1.8”) wide and weighing just 0.42kg (0.93lb) in air makes the ISD4000 a highly compact unit. This form... (read more)
2016-02-01 12:06:12

Sensor Combination for Environmental Monitoring in Gulf Spill

Chelsea Technologies Group has seen growing demand for its UV AQUAtracka fluorimeter to monitor the extent and dispersion of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Originally designed for military use, these highly sensitive fluorimeters are monitoring the extent of the oil from surface waters to full ocean depth. The UV AQUAtracka is now being used in combination with the FASTtracka Mark II fast repetition rate fluorimeter to monitor the effects of the oil on the primary productivity of the Gulf. The FASTtracka II has undergone extensive challenge testing to characterise its response to contamination events in the aquatic... (read more)
2010-09-24 09:50:43

OFG Self-compensating Magnetometer Added to Teledyne Gavia Sensor Suite

Teledyne Gavia, manufacturer of the Gavia autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), has completed trials of the AUV self-compensating magnetometer (SCM) from Ocean Floor Geophysics (OFG). Following successful integration and field trials in Iceland of the OFG SCM on the Teledyne Gavia AUV, the sensor system is now being offered as part of the ever-expanding suite of tools available to Gavia users. CEO of OFG, Matthew Kowalczyk elaborated on the principal advantage of the SCM system: “There are many magnetometer technologies available on the market. The requirement that drove the development of the SCM system was to remove the need to tow... (read more)
2018-05-01 10:15:15

First Use of TRIAXYS Next Wave II Sensor

International engineering and project management company AMEC (UK) will be the first company to receive the TRIAXYS Next Wave II sensor integrated into its WatchMate met-ocean monitoring buoy. The TRIAXYS Next Wave II has recently been released as the new wave sensor for measuring directional waves and motion. Major improvements include: reduced power consumption by nearly half, significant reduction in the sensor size and weight, and an increase in wave data accuracy and resolution. AMEC will be using the WatchMate 1.8 DM buoy to receive comprehensive environmental data, which will support marine construction operations. The WatchMate will transmit directional waves,... (read more)
2013-10-04 12:08:57

OGC and Smart Ocean Sensor Consortium to Collaborate

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the Smart Ocean Sensor Consortium (SOSC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance sensor observing systems for the oceans community. The two organisations will participate in joint outreach and marketing activities to raise awareness and interest in smart sensor systems and sensor web enablement. The organisations' first cooperative activity will focus on the Monterey Bay Research Institute's (MBARI) PUCK protocol for hydrographic sensor configuration. The PUCK protocol specification has been submitted to the OGC as a candidate standard.Mark Reichardt, president and ceo of the OGC says that this agreement is a natural... (read more)
2010-09-07 01:46:10

Planet Ocean Distributes Radac Radar Wave & Tide Sensor

Planet Ocean (UK) has signed an exclusive representation agreement with Radac (The Netherlands). The agreement covers the UK and Republic of Ireland. Radac has been developing the WaveGuide system since 1996. This high-quality radar-based system monitors waves, tides and water levels. The WaveGuide is compact, reliable and robust. Where a fixed structure such as a platform, turbine or jetty already exists, it offers a simpler-to-install, largely maintenance-free alternative to buoy-based systems. The WaveGuide is a standalone system, which requires no calibration. It incorporates a web interface which allows direct access to the wave data. Unique to Radac is the WaveGuide... (read more)
2015-06-01 11:13:14

Valeport's New Sound Velocity Sensor Goes Through-the-Hull

Valeport has just launched a new addition to its range of sound velocity sensors. The Modus SVS Through-Hull is designed for through-the-hull applications. The Modus SVS takes real time measurements, and can also collect data about pressure and temperature as well as sound velocity. By using a clever mounting system, the sensor can simply be pushed from the ship's hull, quickly and efficiently, whilst the vessel is afloat. It's also easy to remove, making cleaning and maintaining the sensor a straightforward task. The sensor is ideal for applications such as the calibration of swath sonars or echosounders mounted on vessels,... (read more)
2005-05-12 12:00:00

SeaView Systems SVS-603 Wave Sensor Deployments around the Globe

SeaView's SVS-603 Wave Height Sensor is enabling wave measurements on a wide range of buoy hulls worldwide. The SVS-603 is bringing wave measurements to a variety of platforms for which such measurements would have been impractical before the complete algorithms, small form factor and very low power consumption offered by the SVS-603. The SVS-603 ships with a custom GUI environment that enables configuration of the sensor for a variety of output requirements and deployment situations. It also includes support for analysing the measured results from either the serial or USB output stream or the on-board SD card. A few of... (read more)
2017-05-01 09:52:50
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