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Bio-Optical Sensor Systems

Flexible platforms that expand sensor capabilities of profiling floats by providing multispectral radiometry, nitrate, scattering, beam attenuation, chlorophyll, and CDOM measurements to complement the temperature, salinity and oxygen measurements of the profiling float.

Sea-Bird Scientific offers a complete line of integrated instruments developed for deployment on profiling float arrays to observe biogeochemical parameters at global scales. The BOSS is a flexible package that expands the sensor capability of profiling floats by providing multispectral radiometry, scattering, beam attenuation, chlorophyll, and CDOM measurements to complement the standard suite of parameters that include temperature, salinity and oxygen.

The Bio-Optical Sensor System  manages data collection to minimize energy consumption. The instrument synchronizes multi-parameter sampling and logs the data including pressure, temperature, salinity, and dissolved oxygen data from the host profiling float with a common time reference to facilitate post processing.

The RemA and RemB series bolt-on sensors offer an integrated solution with the same parameter set, but without an onboard sensor controller. See http://www.oao.obs-vlfr.fr/bioargo/floats.html for real time float data.

Live data of Navis profiling floats with integrated bolt on sensors can be viewed at http://navis.sea-birdscientific.com/.