- Four beams for current profilingwith a range over 300 m
- Optional scientific echosounderwith multiple modes for biomassmeasurements
- A coherent and modern systemthat is quick and convenient tooperate
Until now, epipelagic ADCP surveys could deliver neither the resolution nor the range to examine the ocean boundary layer in detail. To study the biomass in this ocean boundary layer, you had to add a separate scientific echosounder.
Nortek’s vessel-mounted ADCP current survey package, the Signature VM Ocean in the 100 kHz version, opens up new opportunities to measure currents in and beyond this boundary layer and to study its biomass simultaneously.
The optional center beam is a 70–120 kHz scientific echosounder. Both the echosounder and the current profiler have an effective range of 300–400 m, providing unprecedented insight into the dynamics of zooplankton, krill or even schools of fish. Furthermore, natural acoustic reflectors can give new insight into small-scale physical processes, such as density gradients and internal waves.
- Offshore operations
- Upper ocean boundary layer studies
- Detection of krill in the watercolumn
- Plankton migration studies
- Internal waves
|Signature Media Coverage|
|Studying the Ocean in 3D||24/12/2019||Read in Sea Technology|
|Maritime infrastructure projects in China use current profiling tools||02/05/2019||Read in Sea Technology|
|Obtaining Critical, High-Resolution Ocean Measurements at a Lower Cost||12/12/2019||Read in Ocean News & Technology|