Manual Recovery of a Sea Ice Based Ocean Profiler.
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Ice-tethered ocean profiling systems are an essential tool for the year-round observation of physical and biogeochemical properties of the Arctic Ocean. Despite being considered expendable equipment due to the challenging logistics, their recovery is attractive mainly due to two factors: If the sensors can be retrieved, this allows for their post calibration, which helps to assess sensor drift and biofouling. In addition, the recovery of such expensive equipment can ease off financial pressure on autonomous ocean observation programs by enabling the reuse of central elements after refurbishment. Here we present a method how such profiling systems can be recovered from sea ice by 3 people in about 4 h, without the on-site availability of a fully-equipped vessel. The presented technique combines rope techniques frommountain rescue applicationswith lightweight equipment and procedures similar to those used for the deployment of such instruments. We provide a detailed descriptio.....
JournalFrontiers in Marine Science
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14
Maturity LevelTRL 9 Actual system "mission proven" through successful mission operations (ground or space)
Best Practice TypeManual (incl. handbook, guide, cookbook etc)
CitationKatlein, C,; Labaste. M. and Hoppmann, M. (2019) Manual Recovery of a Sea Ice Based Ocean Profiler. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6:649, 10pp. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00649
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