Operating Cabled Underwater Observatories in Rough Shelf-Sea Environments: A Technological Challenge.
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Möller, Klas Ove
van de Poll, Willem H.
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Cabled coastal observatories are often seen as future-oriented marine technology that enables science to conduct observational and experimental studies under water year-round, independent of physical accessibility to the target area. Additionally, the availability of (unrestricted) electricity and an Internet connection under water allows the operation of complex experimental setups and sensor systems for longer periods of time, thus creating a kind of laboratory beneath the water. After successful operation for several decades in the terrestrial and atmospheric research field, remote controlled observatory technology finally also enables marine scientists to take advantage of the rapidly developing communication technology. The continuous operation of tw ocabled observatories in the southern North Sea and off the Svalbard coast since 2012 shows that even highly complex sensor systems, such as stereo-optical cameras, video plankton recorders or .....
JournalFrontiers in Marine Science
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.A
Maturity LevelTRL 9 Actual system "mission proven" through successful mission operations (ground or space)
Best Practice TypeBest Practice
Manual (incl. handbook, guide, cookbook etc)
Spatial CoverageNorth Sea
CitationFischer, P.; Brix H.; Baschek, B.; ,Kraberg, A,; Brand, M. et al (2020) Operating Cabled Underwater Observatories in Rough Shelf-Sea Environments: A Technological Challenge. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7:55, 20pp. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00551
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