Monday 6 September 2010

Profiler for Arctic

Researcher wins new 'Castaway' for Arctic survey

Dr Simon Boxall from Britain's National Oceanographic Centre has been presented recently with one of YSI's new 'Castaway CTD' profiling instruments following a competition at this year's Oceanology International event. The presentation was made by YSI's Alan Hanson (left in picture!).

Simon will use the Castaway CTD during September whilst participating in an expedition to the Arctic, organised by Cape Farewell, an organisation looking for new ways to combat climate change. The device will then be utilised in the training of students at the University of Southampton.

Designed for fast, accurate profiling, the Castaway CTD is simply thrown into the water and retrieved manually. The device automatically records conductivity, salinity, specific conductance, density, sound speed, temperature profile data, depth and GPS position, so that no field notes or computers are necessary.
A video demonstrating the simplicity of the Castaway CTD is available on YSI's website and a unit will be on display at the YSI booth during WWEM 2010.

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