MS Polarfront
MS Polarfront was a Norwegian weather ship located in the North Atlantic. She was the last remaining weather ship in the world, maintained by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.A weather ship is a...
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Ekman water bottle
The Ekman water bottle is a sea water temperature sample device. The cylinder is dropped at the desired depth, the trap door below is opened to let the water enter and then closed tightly. This can be...
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Cabled observatory
Cabled observatories are seabed oceanographic research platforms connected to the surface by undersea cables. Such cables supply both power and telecommunications to instruments. By removing the lim...
CTD (instrument)
A CTD or Sonde is an oceanography instrument used to determine the conductivity, temperature, and depth of the ocean.The CTD may be incorporated into an array of Niskin bottles referred to as a carous...
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Profiling float
A profiling float is an oceanographic instrument platform that changes its buoyancy in order to move vertically in the ocean, repeatedly collecting data that spans a range of depths ("profiles"). Comm...
RRS James Cook
The RRS James Cook is a British Royal Research Ship operated by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). She was built in 2006 to replace the ageing RRS Charles Darwin with funds from Britain'...
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Liquid Robotics
Liquid Robotics is an American ocean data services provider and developer of the Wave Glider, an autonomous, environmentally powered ocean-going platform for gathering and remotely transmitting inform...
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RRS John Biscoe (1956)
The RRS John Biscoe was a supply and research vessel used by the British Antarctic Survey between 1956 and 1991.
An earlier vessel, RRS John Biscoe (1944) operated from 1947-56. Both wer...
Weather buoy
Weather buoys are instruments which collect weather and ocean data within the world's oceans, as well as aid during emergency response to chemical spills, legal proceedings, and engineering design. M...
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Tropical Atmosphere Ocean project
The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) project is a major international effort that instrumented the entire tropical Pacific Ocean with approximately 70 deep ocean moorings. The development of the TAO a...
GLORIA sidescan sonar
The GLORIA sidescan sonar is a side-scan sonar system for determining the topography of the ocean floor. GLORIA stands for Geological Long Range Inclined Asdic.Like most side-scan sonars, the GLORIA i...
Nansen bottle
A Nansen bottle is a device for obtaining samples of seawater at a specific depth. It was designed in 1910 by the early 20th-century explorer and oceanographer Fridtjof Nansen and further developed by...
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Secchi disk
The Secchi disk, as created in 1865 by Angelo Secchi, is a plain white, circular disk (30 cm in diameter or approximately 12 inches) used to measure water transparency in bodies of water. The di...
Current meter
A current meter is oceanographic device for flow measurement by mechanical (rotor current meter), tilt (Tilt Current Meter), acoustical (ADCP) or electrical means.
In physics, one distinguishes di...
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RU-27
RU-27, dubbed Scarlet Knight after the Rutgers Scarlet Knights athletic teams, is an experimental American autonomous underwater vehicle – a modified Slocum Autonomous Underwater Gliding Vehicle&...
Mooring (oceanography)
A mooring in oceanography is a collection of devices, connected to a wire and anchored on the sea floor. It is the Eulerian way of measuring ocean currents, since a mooring is stationary at a fixed lo...
Epibenthic sled
An Epibenthic sled is an instrument designed to collect benthic and benthopelagic faunas from the deep sea. The sled is made from a steel frame consisting of two skids and stabilizing planes to keep ...
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Argo (oceanography)
Argo is a system for observing temperature, salinity, and currents in the Earth's oceans which has been operational since the early 2000s. The real-time data it provides is used in climate and oceanog...
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Weather station
A weather station is a facility, either on land or sea, with instruments and equipment for measuring atmospheric conditions to provide information for weather forecasts and to study the weather and cl...
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Bathythermograph
The bathythermograph, or BT, also known as the Mechanical Bathythermograph, or MBT; is a small torpedo-shaped device that holds a temperature sensor and a transducer to detect changes in water tempera...
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Van Veen Grab Sampler
The Van Veen Grab Sampler is an instrument to sample sediment in the ocean. Usually it is a clamshell bucket made out of stainless steel. Up to 20 cm deep samples of roughly 0.1 m can be extracted wit...