Physical oceanography: Marine instruments

Several marine instruments are used in the field both in teaching activities in physical oceanography in the Oslo-fjord and for research activities at Department of Geosciences, UiO. The main instrument is the CTD (conductivity-temperature-depth) permanently mounted onboard on one of the UiOs research vessels – F/F Trygve Braarud.

An example for a measurement instrument used in physical oceanography – the Ekman current meter which is used to measure flow in the water. Photo: Eyvind Aas, UiO

An example for a measurement instrument used in physical oceanography – the Ekman current meter which is used to measure flow in the water. Photo: Eyvind Aas, UiO

Booking and prices

The instruments are only for use in teaching and research activities at Dept of Geosciences.

 


Contact information: 

Facility Manager: Pål Erik Isachsen
Location: Sem Sælands vei 1
0371 OSLO
Norway

Instruments:

  • Integrated ICTD (Falmouth Scientific, Inc.) with additional sensors:

    • SeaPoint Fluorometer chlorophyll sensor
    • SeaPoint Turbidity Sensor (OBS)
    • WetLab CDOM Fluorometer
  • The water sampler connected to the CTD-instrument is:
    • Sure-Fire Rosette Water Sampler System with 12-position, 1.7-litre bottle capacity, and several  1.7-Litre and 5.0-Litre bottles without reversing thermometer rack.
  • In addition to this do we have these instruments:
    • six Tinytag underwater temperature sensors from Gemini Data Loggers,
    • a current meter with conductivity and temperature sensors from Sensordata,
    • a spectral irradiance and radiance recorder PRR-600 and its deck reference PRR-601 from Biospherical Instruments,
    • a spectral transmittance meter ac-9 from WET Labs,
    • two Tyndall meters, manuctured by Kjell Nygård, and Henning Hundahl - Dansk Havteknik,
    • several types of Secchi disks,
    • several historical instruments used in oceanography, like the Ekman current meter, the Fjeldstad current meter among others.

Description of services:

  • The instruments are used in teaching in our oceanography courses, and in research in physical oceanograpy at Department of Geosciences. 

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Published Oct. 17, 2019 3:31 PM - Last modified Oct. 22, 2019 11:51 AM