ODIM Brooke Ocean has received an order for the delivery of an ODIM LOPC to the Biology Department of Dalhousie University and an order for the delivery of an ODIM LOPC to the Department of Biology, Institute for Coastal Science and Policy East Carolina University.
The ODIM LOPC will be used by Dr. Tamara Romanuk for measuring detailed size and shape outlines of zooplankton thereby allowing for the compositional structure of communities to be determined (http://ecocomplexity.blogspot.com). It will be used for both preserved and live plankton samples. The resolution was specified to be 40 microns with an average operating profile of 100 microns up to ~5mm (or lower resolution). The ODIM LOPC being delivered will function in a laboratory environment for use with a turn-key circulation system in order to analyze both discrete and online (continuous) samples.
East Carolina University
The LOPC will be used by Dave Kimmel, Assistant Professor at the Institute for Coastal Science and Policy's Biology Department, for high spatial and temporal resolution in the study of zooplankton distribution in coastal and estuarine waters.
About the ODIM LOPC
The ODIM LOPC is the next generation in plankton profiling. The LOPC's high-speed processing and improved detection plane provides detection counts at higher resolutions and higher concentrations with lower coincidence. They system can be installed on various towbody scenarios as well as on the ODIM MVP multi-sensor free fall fish, enabling vertical real-time water column profiling while underway at speeds up to 12 knots.