Deep ninja: A new profiling float for deep ocean observation

Taiyo Kobayashi, Ken Ichi Amaike, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Tetsuro Ino, Kenichi Asakawa, Toshio Suga, Takeshi Kawano, Tadahiro Hyakudome, Masami Matsuura

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Abstract

The importance of deep ocean observations in accurately understanding oceanic effects on anthropogenic climate changes has been gradually recognized. One suitable device for deep ocean observation is a profiling float, and a monitoring network consisting of many deep floats must be built by 2020. We are developing a deep float called Deep NINJA, which can submerge to a depth of 4,000 m. It has a height of 210 cm and a mass of 50 kg. Field tests of Deep NINJA have been carried out in coastal waters, and the first dive to 4,000 m depth is planned for summer 2012.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd (2012) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Pages454-461
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sep 17
Event22nd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2012 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 2012 Jun 172012 Jun 22

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792

Other

Other22nd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2012
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityRhodes
Period12/6/1712/6/22

Keywords

  • Deep observations
  • Ocean monitoring
  • Profiling float

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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