Aanderaa customers have been quick to appreciate the accuracy, robustness and data integration benefits - particularly the availability of 0-5V, 4-20mA and RS-232 outputs - offered by their new range of Conductivity Sensors.
The UK market is typical of this where distributor, RS Aqua Ltd, reports that most of their national research centres have already invested in models from the range for a variety of applications ranging from shipborne to ocean floor usage.
They cite the National Oceanography Centre (Southampton) with applications within both the high profile RAPID climate change programme and within their Ferry Box system used for the joint Swire Group & NOC funded Carbon Research Project.
Another UK user is OceanLab (Aberdeen) who, in collaboration with NOC, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Texas A&M, are being funded by BP to design and fabricate two (DELOS) ocean bed biological environment data platforms to monitor the marine world close to platforms off Angola.
Other UK users include:
• CEFAS (Lowestoft) who use the Conductivity Sensor aboard their successful SmartBuoy data platform
• Coastal Observatory Group at the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (Liverpool)