PROVOR float and sensor package preliminary testing

In preparation for a deployment of a PROVOR float integrated with a SenseOCEAN sensor package (containing electrochemical, lab-on-chip and optode sensors), nke Instrumentation have been carrying out preliminary testing in a freshwater quarry. The deployment will be carried out in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Villefranche sur Mer in France.

A profile from 50 meters depth to the surface was performed with successful data acquisition during stationary and ascent phases, data was successfully transmitted via Iridium. All the sensors acquired data confirming everything is functional before the full deployment due to take place in mid May. The deployment is expected to last a week.

PROVOR float with SenseOCEAN sensor package (image courtesy Arnaud David)