This package transforms sets CytoSub into a CytoBuoy for a moored operation. The module includes a 90 cm buoy hull (modified Oceanor SeaWatch mini 'old style' hull), equipped with solar panels, a flashlight and means of communication (wireless or wired). Argos tracking service is supported, if using an Argos transponder.
Equipped with wireless instrument control and transmission of datafiles, a CytoBuoy can be used to conduct extended and/ or high frequency time series of phytoplankton distribution and abundance on fixed locations in-situ in the field. This includes also the monitoring and early warning for target species.
The standard wireless connection works for approximately 10 km in line of sight. Greater distances can be reached using relays. We are pioneers in remote deployment areas and we're always interested to help customers who want to place their CytoSense in a new type of location such as a ferry-box or even a moored platform combined with other sensors and depth profiling.