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How And Why Do You Rent Marine Scientific Equipment?

by Ocean E. Blogger

When you need to get marine scientific equipment, renting is almost always your best option. The devices that you need to use are very expensive, and it is difficult to justify spending so much of your (usually limited) budget on these devices. However, you can work with a company that rents you all the gear you need. In fact, these companies usually install some of the equipment for you, show you what to do, and pick up the equipment when your mission is over.


What Are You Taking On Each Survey?


When you start your oceanographic survey, you need USL sensors, a CTD array, an ROV, ROV cameras, lights, and a winch. You can get other special sensors and acoustic releases. You can even get a special Doppler current profiler if you need one. You will use all this equipment to collect data on the mission, and you need to make sure that all these items fit on your boat. You and your crew need to be prepared to handle all this gear when you go on the water, and you must choose a rental period that is appropriate for your survey’s length.


What Is An ROV?


An ROV is a remote operated vehicle. These mini-submarines go into the water with no onboard pilot. You can use a remote control and a tracking device to pilot the device, and you can attach lights and cameras if you want to. Plus, the ROV moves quickly because it is not very large. ROVs give you a lot of range because they can go up to 6000 meters below the surface. You can get the lights that will give you some sort of visibility, and you can record what you have found below the surface.


How Do You Get The Appropriate Lights For ROV Cameras?


You have invested time and money in ROV cameras that you will use under the water where there is basically no light. However, the lights need to be rated for the depths that you choose. You can get something that is extremely powerful when you are about 6000 meters below the surface, and you can learn how to attach these lights to the device.


How Do You Find The Right Sensors?


When you want to rent marine scientific equipment, you should get USL sensors and CTD arrays that are useful for you. You could use these sensors anywhere in your search field. You could use the sensors anywhere in your search field, and it will be much easier for you to get the results you want when you can spread the sensors around the area.


How Does A Winch Hold Your Devices?


You should order a winch from the rental company that will be easy to attach to your boat. The rental company can deliver and install the winch. Plus, they can put the winch on the side of the boat, or they could put the winch on the back of the boat. The winch should be strong enough to haul all your items, and it should have a data cable attached that you can use to funnel data back to the boat.


Conclusion: How Do You Get The Most Data In The Shortest Time?


You should ask the marine scientific equipment company if they can rent you more sensors and CTD arrays. You can use more than one ROV, and you can tether everything to the winch. You can complete your survey faster, and you can spread out your survey field to collect more data. You even have the option to rent the computers you need to collect all the data before returning.


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Created on Mar 9th 2020 06:03. Viewed 178 times.

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