RS Aqua were recently awarded a contract to supply four ADCP systems to Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) – Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency. The systems consisited of four Rowe Technology self-contained ADCPs (two 1200 kHz SeaWATCH and two 600 kHz SeaWAVE units) and four PODS Global seabed frames with gimbaled mounts. In May RS Aqua personnel were on site to commission the systems and deliver a hands-on training course for 8 BIM staff.
Here is a short testimonial from the end user: “Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency have recently purchased four ADCP units for the gathering of environmental and current profiling data. This information will help aid and support the Irish aquaculture industry make informed decisions in the future. The RS Aqua team have been very professional throughout the whole process, from delivery to the practical training of BIM staff. I would also recommend their excellent technical support, especially during the intial set-up and deployment of the equipment in the field.”
Sam Forbes, an Applications Scientist at RS Aqua, commented “It has been very rewarding to see the ADCP systems working so well for BIM. Getting to know the BIM team through the training courses and technical support has been great and importantly it has given us the opportunity to optimise the ADCP configurations so that they can collect the data they need.”
The ADCPs have collected their first current and wave data for BIM, and are currently being prepared for a second deployment.
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