San Diego, CA-The Oceanscience Group (San Diego, CA) is pleased to announce multiple contract awards from the US Government for its unique buoy mount system, the "Clamparatus". The Oceanscience system facilitates provision of real time navigation data by securing the Nortek Aquadopp acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) and associated data transmission equipment to standard Aid to Navigation (ATON) buoys. Current velocity information from the Nortek ADCP on the Clamparatus is continuously telemetered to the shore station, and from there offered to ship operations to assist navigation through the NOAA PORTS system. The contracts will supply the Clamparatus for US Coast Guard ATON buoys, further expanding the availability of real time data in major ports and bays.
Originally designed in 2000 through the collaboration of Nortek USA and Oceanscience, the Clamparatus and Aquadopp current profiler combination was recognized by NOAA as a reliable and robust method to obtain valuable navigation data. NOAA has since placed Clamparatii and Aquadopp ADCPs on ATON buoys along US Coastlines in many major ports.
Private port, harbor and university research groups have also installed these systems for real-time monitoring of ocean currents.
To read more detailed information on the Clamparatus, Aquadopp profiler or ATON System see the article in Sea Technology (February 2009), or you can find it at: http://nortekusa.com/lib/technical-notes/aton-introduction-insea-technology-february-2009
About The Oceanscience Group
Oceanscience designs and manufactures systems and deployment platforms for hydrologic and oceanographic instrumentation, including seafloor platforms, remotely-controlled and autonomous survey vessels, custom buoys, buoy mounts, and the revolutionary UnderwayCTD (UCTD(TM)) and UnderwaySV profilers. For further information on The Oceanscience Group or its products visit www.oceanscience.com.
NortekUSA provides technical sales and support for the Nortek acoustic Doppler current meters, profilers and velocimeters used to measure currents and waves in oceans, estuaries, lakes and laboratories. NortekUSA services clients in the western hemisphere; particularly the USA, Canada and Mexico. Scientific and engineering staff also advance product and application development through ongoing collaboration with advanced Nortek users. www.nortekusa.com
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