Sub-sea Cabled Observatory

The sub-sea cabled observatory includes:.

  • A fibre optic data and 400v power cable
  • High speed communications via 4 pairs of optical fibres
  • A sub-sea cabled sensor platform which hosts a variety of sensors and equipment which can be tested and demonstrated in near real-time.

The observatory hosts 23 science ports, of these 23 ports:.

  • 4 are optical
  • 18 electrical (Serial or Ethernet) of which 10 will be dedicated to the test and demonstration of new and novel equipment
  • 1 coaxial port supporting a high definition camera.

The cabled observatory hosts the following sensors on a permanent basis:

  • Conductivity, Temperature and Depth
  • Dissolved Oxygen
  • Combined Turbidity and Fluorescence sensor
  • Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
  • High frequency hydrophone
  • Acoustic fish tag detector

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