“Whereas conventional observables are bulk optical or physical water properties, all life processes act at the individual cell level” (Platt, 1989).
By its unique payload holding design, the Cyto-Data-Buoy provides:
A big (2.25×0.6) unsinkeable foam ring with large central instrument frame provides more than 1000 kg floating capacity. Flat surface for easy access. Allows road transportation.
Offers maximum protection of the precious submerged instruments instrument(s) from mechanical impacts (ship collision, waves) and vandalism/theft.
Smaller sensors mount on the anchor frame, which holds a large easily accessible central instrument frame offering 4 slots for submerged instruments/packages up to Ø40 x H100cm units each.
Designed to hold advanced instruments like the CytoSense (CytoSub version), a submersible FRRF unit, as well as multiparameter sondes, CTD, fluoroprobe, ADCP etc
Flat float surface; the top construction folds open easily to reach the instrument frame – the 4 big units can be easily lifted in/out (locked for theft protection). Adjustable holders for easy mounting.
The top construction is designed to hold 4 m2 solar panels to support many instruments. It allows deployment in high or low latitudes. A submersible battery provides 172 or 2536Wh
Enables wireless Gigabytes communication over several kilometres.
Contains a radar reflector, marine lantern and 4G or WiFi antenna, 4 m above water level.