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Institution:   PLOCAN
Localization:   Canarias
Coordinate:   28.037333 / -15.376683
Type: Buoy ODAS
Communication system:  Iridium
Communication rate:  1 hr (dm)
Status: Active
Datasheet device 103
Datasheet device 104

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Installed meteocenographic sensors

    pH Sensor

    • Manufacturer: Idronaut
    • Model: Ocean Seven 306
    • Info: The Ocean Seven 306 pH and redox probe allows the in situ determination of pH and redox (ORP - oxidation reduction potential) in natural waters as oceans, lakes, rivers and estuaries, at depths down to 600 bar.

    MicroCAT

    • Manufacturer: Sea-Bird Electronics
    • Model: SBE37-SMP
    • Info: The SBE 37-SMP pumped MicroCAT is a high-accuracy conductivity and temperature (pressure optional) recorder with Serial interface (RS-232 or RS-485), internal batteries, Memory, and integral Pump. The MicroCAT is designed for moorings or other long-duration, fixed-site deployments.

    Turbidity Sensor

    • Manufacturer: Wetlabs
    • Model: FLNTUSB
    • Info: WET Labs offers the Environmental Characterization Optics (ECO) series of meters that incorporate a common set of options with a single basic design to make them ideal for a wide variety of deployments. The FLNTU: • Combines the unparalleled sensitivity of the ECO fluorometer with an optical scattering measurement at 700 nm for simultaneous determination of turbidity • Ranges for output tailored to the environment • Allows for assessment of fluorescence and turbidity variability and interactions • Digital and analog output for easy integration into analog CTD packages or serial data streams • Provides excellent precision, reliability and overall performance at a fraction of the cost and size of similar instruments

    Compass

    • Manufacturer: PNI
    • Model: Prime

    Solar Radiation Sensor

    • Manufacturer: Apogee Instruments
    • Model: SQ-215
    • Info: Photosynthetically active radiation, often abbreviated PAR, designates the spectral range (wave band) of solar radiation from 400 to 700 nanometers that photosynthetic organisms are able to use in the process of photosynthesis. This spectral region corresponds more or less with the range of light visible to the human eye. Photons at shorter wavelengths tend to be so energetic that they can be damaging to cells and tissues, but are mostly filtered out by the ozone layer in the stratosphere. Photons at longer wavelengths do not carry enough energy to allow photosynthesis to take place.

    GPS

    • Manufacturer: Garmin
    • Model: 17x
    • Info: GPD receiver

    Weather Station

    • Manufacturer: Vaisala
    • Model: WXT520
    • Info: The Vaisala Weather Transmitter WXT520 measures barometric pressure, humidity, precipitation, temperature, and wind speed and direction.
      Barometric pressure is the weight of the overlying air pressing down on the Earth, it is usually reported in milibars and the average sea level pressure is 1013.25 mbar. Generally, high pressure (~ 1040 mbar) supports sunny, clear weather. Low pressure (~ 950 mbar) promotes rainy and cloudy weather conditions. Big changes in barometric pressure indicate big changes in weather.
      Relative humidity is the ratio, of the amount of moisture present in the air to the total amount of moisture that the air can hold at the same temperature.
      Precipitation is presented in two differents parameters, rain intensity and rain amount. Rain is ligth when its intensity is < 2.5 millimetres per hour (mm/h) and heavy when is > 7.6 mm/h. Rain amount quantifies the precipitacion accumulated during a month.
      Wind speed describes how fast the air is moving past a certain point at a certain time and wind direction describes the direction on a compass from which the wind comes. Wind direction is displayed in degrees where 180º means the wind is coming from south, 90º East, 270º West and 360º North.
      More info

    Weather Station

    • Manufacturer: Vaisala
    • Model: WXT520
    • Info: The Vaisala Weather Transmitter WXT520 measures barometric pressure, humidity, precipitation, temperature, and wind speed and direction.
      Barometric pressure is the weight of the overlying air pressing down on the Earth, it is usually reported in milibars and the average sea level pressure is 1013.25 mbar. Generally, high pressure (~ 1040 mbar) supports sunny, clear weather. Low pressure (~ 950 mbar) promotes rainy and cloudy weather conditions. Big changes in barometric pressure indicate big changes in weather.
      Relative humidity is the ratio, of the amount of moisture present in the air to the total amount of moisture that the air can hold at the same temperature.
      Precipitation is presented in two differents parameters, rain intensity and rain amount. Rain is ligth when its intensity is < 2.5 millimetres per hour (mm/h) and heavy when is > 7.6 mm/h. Rain amount quantifies the precipitacion accumulated during a month.
      Wind speed describes how fast the air is moving past a certain point at a certain time and wind direction describes the direction on a compass from which the wind comes. Wind direction is displayed in degrees where 180º means the wind is coming from south, 90º East, 270º West and 360º North.
      More info

    Oxygen Sensor

    • Manufacturer: AADI
    • Model: Optode 4835
    • Info: O2 concentration optical measurement principle sensor.

    HC Sensor

    • Manufacturer: Contros
    • Model: UVF3
    • Info: PAH fluorometer

    Compass

    • Manufacturer: Young
    • Model: 32500
    • Info: Electronic Compass, serial interface

    Barometric Pressure Sensor

    • Manufacturer: Vaisala
    • Model: PTB110
    • Info: Barometer for environmental pressure monitoring

    Wind Sensor

    • Manufacturer: Young
    • Model: 05103VM

    GPS

    • Manufacturer: Garmin
    • Model: 17x
    • Info: GPD receiver

    Temperature and Humidity Probe

    • Manufacturer: Vaisala
    • Model: HMP155
    • Info: Temperature and humidity sensor
Device Deployment date Recovery date
Buoy ODAS (1101) March 17, 2014 2014-07-31
Buoy ODAS (1101) April 13, 2015 2015-06-30
Buoy ODAS (103) Sept. 20, 2016 -
Buoy ODAS (104) Sept. 20, 2016 -