Floats

Profiling floats are providing unprecedented sampling of the global oceans through the international Argo program and other global programs. The Sea-Bird Scientific group of companies (Sea-Bird Electronics, WET Labs, and Satlantic) has created a family of float products for measuring biogeochemical properties, in addition to the more traditional CTD measurements. And, the new Navis BGCi offers an integrated data stream for all sensors on the float. Take a look at the Navis profiling float product guide.

SeaOWL UV-A™ (SeaWater Oil Finder™)
Based upon the highly successful WET Labs’ ECO sensor, Sea-Bird Scientific has developed an industry leading detection technology creating a 5X optical resolution improvement over its predecessor.
Bolt-on biogeochemical sensors are now available from Sea-Bird Scientific.
The new Navis BGCi offers a profiling float with an integrated data stream for a suite of biogeochemical sensors.
The Sea-Bird Scientific SeaOWL UV-A™ SLC introduces a new in-situ oil-in-water sensor specifically designed for integration into the Teledyne Webb Research Slocom glider.
Introducing the FLBBCD designed for float applications offering a 2000 meter depth rating. The FLBBCD measures proxies of phytoplankton abundance (chlorophyll fluorescence), total particle concentration (backscattering), and dissolved organic matter (CDOM fluorescence) in a single data stream.
The c-Rover 2000 is an optical transmissometer designed for long-term deployment aboard profiling floats.
WET Labs' ECO Puck
The puck is a miniature version of the popular Environmental Characterization Optics (ECO) series sensors built for OEM applications
BOSS Bio-Optical Sensor System
A flexible platform that expands sensor capabilities of profiling floats by providing multispectral radiometry, scattering, beam attenuation, chlorophyll, and CDOM measurements to complement the temperature, salinity and oxygen measurements of the profiling float.
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