Havant-based OSIL (Ocean Scientific International Ltd.) has been awarded a contract from the Royal Navy for the service, repair and calibration of their oceanographic equipment including CTDs, Salinometers, sound velocity probes, thermometers and current meters.
OSIL operates an ISO 9001 accredited service and calibration centre for a wide range of marine scientific instruments that is currently used by academic organizations, government institutes, military laboratories and instrument manufacturers. Under this new contract OSIL expects several hundred instruments from a range of manufacturers to pass through their service centre.
OSIL will also provide formal in-field training for Royal Navy personnel in the operation and maintenance of the instruments. OSIL's Managing Director, Dr Richard Williams explains, "the support of this instrumentation is an essential component in the successful operation of the Royal Naval Hydrographic Service. We are confident that OSIL's expertise in this field will prove to be highly beneficial."