Posted on 22.04.2011 - 09:00 EDT in SURVEY NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
In response to rapidly growing demand for highly portable and adaptable methods for measuring water quality and oil pollution - particularly in conjunction with the impact of oil spills on marine habitats - VideoRay and Turner Designs announce the integration of the industry-standard Turner Designs C3 Submersible Fluorometer with the world's most popular observation Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).
The Turner Designs C3 is specified by the US Coast Guard in the SMART protocol for detecting the presence of oil. The C3 Submersible Fluorometer is designed to incorporate up to three optical sensors, temperature and depth. Sensors can be selected to detect Crude Oil, Refined Fuels, CDOM, in vivo Chlorophyll a, blue green algae, rhodamine WT dye, fluorescein dye, and optical brighteners. Turbidity sensors are also available.
The VideoRay is a popular ROV system for underwater scientific research, and is used by Gulf Coast researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi, University of West Florida, Louisiana State University, Florida State University, and others. Its small size, powerful thrusters, advanced camera and recording capabilities, and wide range of sonars, positioning systems, and attachments and sensors make it ideal for research use.