Chelsea Technologies range of optical sensors have been specifically designed to be low-cost, compact, lightweight and robust to be utilised with various sensor platforms. Analogue and RS232 communications are provided as standard for ease of integration.
The TriLux sensor is particularly useful as it combines three parameters into one small, low-cost sensor for monitoring chlorophyll a and a choice of turbidity, phycocyanin or phycoerythrin. The low cost makes them suitable for large scale monitoring programs, whilst their compact and lightweight design allows them to be easily integrated into platforms such as AUV’s and gliders.
The VLux MiniSonde is a multi-parameter sensor providing robust data collection for either UV or visible fluorescence monitoring. The miniature, high quality MiniSonde provides integrated corrections for multiple environmental parameters, with models suitable for monitoring: BTEX, PAH, Tryptophan and Algae.
The established Chelsea FastOcean active fluorometer is the only commercially available multi-wavelength Single Turnover Active Fluorometer (STAF) system for in situ assessment of Phytoplankton Primary Productivity (PhytoPP). Over recent years, the STAF method incorporated within the APD system has increasingly been accepted as a practical alternative to 14C-based measurement of carbon fixation. When not profiling, the FastOcean sensors can be combined with Act2 systems to run fully automated FLCs in the lab.
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