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Platforms for Coastal Ocean Observing

  • Jorge E. Corredor
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Abstract

Instrument platforms, static or mobile, are essential to the observing mission providing not only load bearing surface and housing but also electrical power, telemetry, and, in case of mobile systems, propulsion and navigation. Instrument platforms have evolved from shoreline pilings and manned surface vessels to sophisticated systems including instrumented buoys; autonomous underwater vehicles and other robotic vehicles on, in, or near the water (such as shore-based emplacements); and aircraft or satellite platforms for remote sensing. In this chapter, we discuss both the variety of platforms available and best practices of coupling instrument to platforms.

Keywords

Docks Towers Pilings Buoys Bottom emplacements Manned vessels Autonomous vehicles Satellites 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jorge E. Corredor
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  1. 1.Department of Marine Sciences (retired)University of Puerto RicoMayagüezPuerto Rico

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