Sensors on Tropical Research Vessels

What are Sensors on Tropical Research Vessels?

AIMS research vessels the RV Solander and the RV Cape Ferguson operate across Australia’s vast tropical waters, including the North West Shelf, Northern Territory, the Gulf of Carpentaria, Torres Strait, and along the Great Barrier Reef. A set of automated sensors are installed on the ships to measure near-surface water properties, including temperature, salinity, chlorophyll fluorescence and turbidity. The instruments provide underway data at high temporal and spatial resolution, complementing the Wireless Sensor Networks in these regions.

Key Data Streams

Jessica Benthuysen


Acknowledging IMOS 

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Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) is enabled by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). It is operated by a consortium of institutions as an unincorporated joint venture, with the University of Tasmania as Lead Agent.