Navy Contract for Ocean Sensors

Falmouth Scientific, Inc. (FSI) has received an US$3.6 million, multi-year contract for supply of conductivity, temperature, depth (CTD) sensors from the U.S. Navy’s Naval Underwater Warfare Center (NUWC) in Newport (RI, USA). The DT-705 sensors are installed on submarines to monitor the surrounding environment. Ocean conductivity, temperature, and depth measurements provided by the sensor are also used to calculate sound velocity, salinity, and density for use in weapons targeting and submarine buoyancy determination. FSI has supplied over 150 DT-705 CTD sensors to the Navy under previous contracts. Sensors supplied under the new contract will be used to instrument Los Angeles... (read more)
2007-05-04 12:00:00

New Profiling Instrument for Shallow Water

AML Oceanographic, Canada, is introducing a new profiling instrument at Ocean Business 2013. The Base•X is an entry-level shallow water logging instrument which offers performance at an attractive price. Designed for profiling in coastal waters, the instrument includes a shackle, a sensor cage, and an LED status indicator to simplify deployment preparation. High-speed 25Hz sampling ensures data resolution. Like all other X•Series instruments, the Base•X uses XchangeTM field-swappable sensors. The Base•X is available for use with conductivity, sound velocity, temperature, pressure, and turbidity XchangeTM sensors. This means that sensor heads can be shared with other instruments, regardless of instrument size or type. ... (read more)
2013-04-10 03:20:39

LOG_aLevel Best

General Acoustics has won a comparison test with its LOG_aLevel tide and wave gauge against fifteen different level sensors. The test was ordered by Rijkswaterstaat (RIZA) in The Netherlands and performed by Delft Hydraulics. Tested were different methods of radar sensors, mechanical sensors, optical sensors, pressure sensors and ultrasonic sensors. The goal was to find the best technical solution to build up a monitoring network for the measurement of water level and waves in The Netherlands. (read more)
2005-12-09 12:00:00

New CTD Plus and New SV Plus

Updated versions of Applied Microsystems' CTD Plus oceanographic instrument and SV Plus sound velocity profiler will be commercially available by end-of-summer of 2004. Major new features of this release include: - Share Remote Sensors: any remote sensor purchased for use with the new Plus can be used with other Applied Microsystems Plus or Micro instruments - USB Data Download: the new Plus comes standard with USB download capability to accelerate access to data once the instrument has been removed from water. Access to the USB port is via a removable threaded cap, which will expose the USB connector. The USB... (read more)
2004-07-28 12:00:00

FSI’s Ships 3’’ CTD to Shirshov Oceanology Institute in Russia

FSI has recently shipped a 3” Micro CTD through its Russian representative, Technopole to Shirshov Oceanology Institute if Russian Academy of Science. The CTD will be deployed in the Baltic Sea up to 500 metres. The CTD was equipped with various sensors including an AMT Dissolved Oxygen sensor, AMT pH sensor, Seapoint Chlorophyll Fluorometer sensor and Seapoint OBS/Turbidity sensor. FIS’s 3” Micro CTD is a high-accuracy CTD with either direct digital output or 2MB datalogging capability. (read more)
2004-05-14 12:00:00

3’’ Micro CTD for Shirshov Oceanology Institute

FSI has, through its Russian representative, Technopole, shipped a 3” Micro CTD to the Shirshov Oceanology Institute of the Russian Academy of Science. The CTD will be deployed in the Baltic Sea, up to 500 meters. The CTD was equipped with various sensors including an AMT Dissolved Oxygen sensor, AMT pH sensor, Seapoint Chlorophyll Fluorometer sensor and Seapoint OBS/Turbidity sensor. The FIS 3” Micro CTD is a high-accuracy CTD with either direct digital output or 2MB datalogging capability. (read more)
2004-05-27 12:00:00

Plug and Play Science Bay Module for Gavia AUVs

Teledyne Gavia has announced the release of its Science Bay Module, expanding the capabilities of the Gavia AUV. The Gavia Science Bay module is a standard payload module that comes with several hull penetrations designed to accommodate a variety of scientific sensors. There are four penetrations that can accommodate WET Labs ECO pucks, two external wet plugs to provide power and serial communication for external devices, a slot for a SeaBird CTD, and an Aanderaa Optode oxygen sensor, and a weak link on the bottom for towing external sensors. The sensor bay gives users added flexibility with multiple ports and... (read more)
2016-09-29 11:38:25

Seakeepers Society Licenses its Proprietary Technology Pro Bono

The International SeaKeepers Society allows organisations and institutions to use its proprietary ocean monitoring module, the Ferrybox Sensor Interface Standard (FSIS), without a licensing fee. SeaKeepers continues to actively solicit sensor manufacturers to adopt this technology as a standard ferrybox design in order to develop more efficient ocean monitoring. The modular sensor interface was announced as a possible new global format at the 2006 Oceanology International trade show in London. The SeaKeeper 1000 oceanographic and meteorological monitoring system provides a unifying platform for a wide variety of ferrybox sensors adapted to the FSIS modular interface. It is a fully automated... (read more)
2007-03-29 12:00:00

Multi-parameter Real-time Instrument for ROV Use

AML Oceanographic has announced Metrec•X, an externally-powered, multi-parameter instrument that enables you to change the instrument’s sensor load, in the field and on-demand. The Metrec•X can accomodate as many as five Xchange sensor-heads on the end-cap, allowing you to configure the focus of your research on an application by application basis. The instrument can log data and/or output data in real-time. With Metrec•X, dissolved oxygen can be swapped for turbidity, shallow pressure sensors can be swapped for deep, and temperature range can be extended or tightened, as needed. One single instrument meets multiple deployment requirements. Field-swappable sensors also streamline recalibration:... (read more)
2012-03-14 10:52:09

OSIL Supplies Metocean Monitoring Package for GEMS in West Africa

OSIL has supplied a package of metocean instruments to GEMS International for a long-term 13-month oceanographic and meteorological measurement contract for an oil major in West Africa. The equipment included YSI 600 OMS sensors for monitoring turbidity, SonTek Triton wave gauges and SonTek Argonaut XR (Extended Range) current meters. These were all fitted to OSIL-designed subsea mooring frames, complete with Sonardyne location transponders. The SonTek Argonaut XR current meters include a compass/tilt sensor, pressure sensor and temperature sensor, which together with the YSI 600 OMS turbidity sensor and SonTek wave gauges make the XR the centrepiece of the metocean data-collection... (read more)
2005-11-14 12:00:00
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