The acoustic doppler current profiler (ADCP) is located in the port hull of the ship near the bow. 4-beam transducer works at 600kHz frequency, operating range up to 70m. The Mariner is an accurate, rapid sampling current profiling system designed to operate from a moving boat. The unit is easily integrated into the vessel’s DGPS input to provide integrated ADCP readings with precise position information.
The device works with the following systems: GPS RTK, IMU and Qinsy (QPS) software.
An Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) measures the vertical distribution of the water speed as well as the direction of the current.
Only used on r/v Oceanograf cruises.