RS Aqua has supplied three fast-response RBRmaestro CTDs with integrated Turner Designs fluorometers to Bangor University for a long-term coastal observatory project measuring high-resolution oceanographic, meteorological, and water quality data parameters around the coast of North Wales.

Capable of measuring up to 6 times every second, these customised RBRmaestro loggers will be deployed for several months at a time in areas of high tidal current speeds. They will collect conductivity, temperature, and pressure via RBR’s full oceanographic specification fast-response CTD, with turbidity and fluorescence data collected via fully integrated Turner Designs Cyclops-7  fluorometers, fitted with wipers to keep the optical sensor heads free from fouling.  The equipment is to be used as part of a series of collaborative R&D projects with commercial partners operating in the marine renewable energy sector.

RBR’s multi-channel maestro loggers offer users flexible measuring schedules, optional fast sampling up to 32 Hz and ample power for extended deployments. Twist-activated WiFi communications and external serial data and power connections make these loggers ideally suited to both moored and profiling applications.

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