Cabled bottom-moored profiler deployed at Utö

2.5.2018

Preparing the profiler for the deployment.
Preparing the profiler for the deployment.
Laying the seabed cable.
Laying the seabed cable.
Loading the profiler to the boat.
Loading the profiler to the boat.
Deployment of the profiler
Deployment of the profiler
Deployment of ADCP observing underwater currents, surface waves and sea ice cover.
Deployment of ADCP observing underwater currents, surface waves and sea ice cover.

Finnish Meteorological Institute deployed a cabled bottom-moored profiler at Utö.

The profiler produced by an Estonian company Flydog Solutions measures on-line vertical profiles of sea water temperature, salinity, oxygen content, turbidity and different types of phytoplankton. The observations done with the profiler are supported by an ADCP measuring the underwater currents, waves and sea ice cover. Observations are used to understand hydrodynamics, ecosystem functioning and marine carbonate system of the Baltic Sea. The system is built so that it also allows the winter time observations under the sea-ice.