NORTEK delivers accoustic doppler current profilers to Universite Laval for Arcticnet programme

Marine Equipment Products and Services, Oceanology — By on December 19, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Nortek logoNortek has just delivered five long-range Continental Profilers and fifteen deep-water Aquadopp Current Meters to the ArcticNet programme managed by Universite Laval in Quebec, Canada. 

ArcticNet has been using Nortek acoustic Doppler current profilers and current meters successfully in the Arctic since 2008.  This new delivery brings the total number of instruments delivered to Universite Laval to over 65 in the past several years.  As part of Nortek’s close collaboration with researchers, they developed the Seasonal Sampling mode that is now implemented as an option in all Continental Profilers.

The Seasonal Sampling mode allows the user to set a high-temporal resolution profile interval for one part of the year, and a separate (lower temporal resolution) profile interval for the remainder of the year.  This mode allows the user to save some power and memory for very long deployments without sacrificing high temporal resolution during the most important seasons of the year. The objective of ArcticNet is to study the impacts of climate change and modernization in the coastal Canadian Arctic.

Over 145 ArcticNet researchers from 30 Canadian Universities, 8 federal and 11 provincial agencies and departments collaborate with research teams in Denmark, Finland, France, Greenland, Japan, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the USA.  The Nortek instrumentation is deployed from the Canadian Icebreaker Amundsen.

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