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DOF Subsea to Launch New Equipment 

By [email protected] - 22nd May 2015 - 14:06

DOF Subsea staged the European launch of a significant new addition to its suite of services during the Ocean Business event at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK which took place in April. The company showcased its newest service, utilising three Slocum Gliders, named the DOF Skandi Explorers, a technology which has previously only been seen in academic and defence circles. The innovative new glider equipment is described as a cornerstone of the companyâs Ocean Observation System (OOS) due to its ultra-efficient, low-power ability to collect data for up to nine months before requiring a battery change. The gliders can measure absolute and relative current velocities as well as physical and chemical ocean properties, harvest subsea data via acoustic modems and detect oil in the water column for a fraction of the cost of conventional methods.