Submersible option - CytoBuoy

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.  

CytoBuoy qualities


  • Space - fits a CytoSub and has an extra space for other sensors (e.g. FerryBox system, third party CTD) and batteries
  • Safety- protects integrated instrument(s) from mechanical impacts (waves, ships) and vandalism
  • Cooling - keeps the CytoSub under water to assure its proper cooling
  • Powering - is independent of external power sources when solar panels and battery are included
  • Telemetry - enables wireless communication over several kilometres
  • Easy Service - has mounting that enables quick and user-friendly access