Metocean Station | Canatec

By: Canatec Associates International  09-12-2011

Rapid Deployment of Polar Meteorological and Oceanographic Stations

Canatec has a great deal of experience in designing, fabricating and deploying complex instrument platforms for measuring meteorological and oceanographic conditions in Arctic and other ice-covered regions. These instrument systems are rapidly deployed by an experienced field team. Data are transmitted by Iridium satellite, so there is real time data collection and no need to recover the instrument, which is usually extremely difficult and expensive in remote polar regions. Instrument packages can be configured to meet user requirements.

Weather Station Control Panel

Test assembly of integrated meteorological-oceanographic station for Beaufort Sea

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