Oceanscience Seafloor Platforms are sensor mounting bases for collecting real-time data measurements using existing navigation buoys. These rugged systems provide a durable solution for underwater data measurements.
The Oceanscience Barnacle is a low-profile, wide-stance mount that is highly resistant to overturning. It is able to remain on the seafloor regardless of water conditions.
The platform provides protection for acoustic Doppler current profilers, which are used to record water current velocities at different depths, and many other sensors. A canister gimbal may be inserted, and the entire assembly can be easily removed by a diver.
The dome cross section has a ribbed surface that provides great strength for the platform, and a hand-laid, heavy fiberglass construction provides excellent resistance to corrosion. The Barnacle’s low hydrodynamic drag provides long-term stability along with a trawl-resistance, as there are no corners or edges to snag.
The Sea Spider is a tripod platform designed for mounting current profilers and many other instruments. It fits any compact ADCP, allowing for easy mounting and room for battery packs, pressure sensors, pingers, and pop-up buoys for diverless recovery.
Like the Barnacle, the Sea Spider platform’s fiberglass build is designed for long-term underwater deployments at any depth. It has lead ballast feet and corrosion-free plastic instrument clamps, and all fasteners are stainless steel. The standard Sea Spider weighs 45 pounds without a lead ballast. For steep or uneven seafloor bottoms, an optional gimbal is available.
Both platforms are versatile and corrosion-resistant, providing extremely reliable protection for water monitoring instruments deployed on the seafloor.
To learn more about the Oceanscience Seafloor Platforms, call Fondriest Environmental at (888) 426.2151, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.fondriest.com/products/seafloor_platforms.htm.