Try going to the PUB

Deploying instruments in the water that you want to retrieve but don’t want to advertise them with a surface presence? Try going to the PUB (MSI Pop-Up Buoy, that is). Mooring Systems Inc have now made the original available with the new R500 acoustic release from Teledyne Benthos. This has improved battery life and status reporting as well as being controllable from a low cost deck-box.
MSI have also introduced the PUB-deep, with a canister capacity of 500m of rope (so deployable to 330m with 50% line allowance for current drag). You can find the new data sheet here:

Unusual fluorometers supplied to SAHFOS

SAHFOS (Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science) have installed several new multi-spectral fluorometers onto their “Continuous Plankton Recorders” (CPRs) to enhance their collection of data.
The JFE MFL05W-USB multi-frequency fluorometers were supplied by Swale Technologies and will allow the simultaneous detection of several phytoplankton forms – (diatoms, dinoflagellates, green algae, cryptophyta and cyanobacteria) through excitation by LEDs emitting 9 separate wavelengths of light. The instruments also include depth and temperature sensors and include a mechanical wiper to ensure the optical sensor window remains clean.
The full story can be viewed Press Announcement – SAHFOS fluorometers -web

Missed the Boat?

Life’s like that! Soon after we finalised and printed our latest brochure a new family joined our portfolio – we just missed the boat. If you have applications that could benefit from using remote controlled or autonomous unmanned surface vehicles (ASV/ USV) then please talk to us.
This new range of autonomous boats allows efficient and safe monitoring, surveying and water-sampling. Several sizes (1.15 – 4.0m) are available with a choice of optional features and functions, suitable for the required task and intended location. An ADCP or single beam sonar may be fitted to the hull and water quality sensors may also be included. In addition, a programmable sampling system can collect water into several bottles held on-board, contained in an easily removable carry-case. You can find an overview of the range in our data sheet download section.