Cabled Ocean Observatories
Technology, Experience, and Efficiency you can’t do without.
We’ve been there since the beginning and continue to be a key partner in the development, installation, and maintenance of the world’s leading cabled ocean observatories. Over the years we have developed unparalleled technology, experience, and efficiency in the installation and maintenance of observatory systems from primary nodes to delicate instruments. We understand the difficult challenges and we will always strive to help you see them through successfully.
Efficiency by design
Safe and Efficient
The "observatory latching interface" was designed to allow the safe and efficient deployment and recovery of your instruments. By securely latching in your packages, ROPOS can safely deploy and recover them from the vessel without putting anyone in harm's way. The latching is done with the touch of a button making it significantly faster than other methods such as hooks or shackles. The system provides fail-safes that insure that your package will remain attached even through a complete loss of vehicle power. It also provides a way to quickly and accurately measure your instrument's heading, pitch, and roll upon placement.
Handle the unweildy
The tool basket was designed to allow the safe and efficient deployment and recovery of a variety of payloads. From many small and delicate scientific sensors to a large and unwieldy instrument, the tool basket can handle it. Fitted with a 2 m x 2 m platform capable of holding a 500kg payload, the tool basket uses the observatory latching interface to quickly latch and unlatch from ROPOS. This allows ROPOS to accurately place and move the tool basket around the work site making it is significantly faster than traditional methods such as using the ship's wire or an "elevator".
A powerful tool to manage your data
Accuracy and repeatability
Several ways to work together
Handling the most complex tasks