Oceanids Sensors Validation Trial

RRS Discovery sailing with Oceanids sensors

Expedition DY149 has departed from Southampton to validate three of the Oceanids-developed marine sensor suites integrated with Autosub Long Range (ALR). Once validated, these sensors will be able to be used for autonomous monitoring of the oceans without the need for an on-site presence by a high-emission research ship, a significant step on the road to the future Net Zero Oceanographic Capability large research infrastructure.

Onboard the RRS Discovery are three sensor suites. AutoNutS nutrient sensors and CarCASS carbonate chemistry sensors are based on the Lab-on-Chip technologies developed at the National Oceanography Centre. The STAFES phytoplankton sensor has been developed by the University of Southampton in partnership with Chelsea Technologies.