Baltimore, MD, June 14, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Last week in Baltimore harbour, Dr Kevin Oxborough demonstrated Chelsea’s 3rd generation Fast Repetition Rate Fluorometer - the new FastOcean System - to groups from University of Maryland Chesapeake Bay Laboratory, Moss Landing Marine Laboratory and University of Michigan Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research.
The FastOcean Profiling System was deployed from the University of Maryland’s unique 155’ Mobile Test Platform. Participants had the opportunity to see the system deployed in the highly productive waters of the harbour and stream active fluorescence data in real time. The FastOcean was also installed in the onboard laboratory to assess the viability of marine algae within a ballast water treatment scenario. The FastOcean system is the only multi-wavelength Fast Repetition Rate fluorometer for use both in the laboratory and in situ for real-time estimation of gross primary productivity.
Applications for FastOcean include fish survival assessment studies, coastal monitoring, iron fertilization experiments, algal bloom monitoring, water contamination detection, ballast water monitoring and laboratory culture monitoring.
The Mobile Test Platform from which Chelsea Technologies conducted the FastOcean demonstration is part of University of Maryland’s Environmental Research Center and is available to provide test facilities, expertise, information, and decision tools to address key environmental issues facing the international maritime industry.
For specifications and full details on the FastOcean range, please contact Ellen Keegan (+44(0)20 8 481 9019)