Devices & Sensors

Instrument Description

Marine Radar System

Marine radar systems monitor sea state conditions like currents and waves. Various systems including CODAR, WERA and WaMOS are utilized depending on the application.

The Coastal Ocean Dynamics Applications Radar (CODAR) system measures surface ocean current velocities using the Doppler shift of reflected radio waves. The term "CODAR" is frequently used as a generic term, but is also used to refer to CODAR Ocean Sensors, a leading manufacturer of these systems. A more general term for systems that employ radar to measure ocean currents is "High Frequency (HF) Coastal Radar". The first two CODAR stations deployed on the VENUS observatory are at Westshore Coal Terminal in Tsawwassen and one at the Iona Wastewater Treatment Plant, near the Vancouver Airport. The locations of these stations were selected so that their coverage overlaps, allowing radial velocities of ocean currents in the Strait of Georgia to be resolved into "total" velocities, i.e., north-south and east-west components.

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3D Camera
Accelerometer
Acoustic Receiver
Acoustic Release
Acoustic Transmitter
Adapter
ADCP 1 MHz
ADCP 1200 kHz
ADCP 150 kHz
ADCP 2 MHz
ADCP 300 kHz
ADCP 400 kHz
ADCP 55 kHz
ADCP 600 kHz
ADCP 75 kHz
Air Bleeding System
Air Temperature and Humidity Sensor
AIS Data Source
AIS Interface
AIS Receiver
Altimeter
Anti-Biofouling Device
Barometric Pressure Sensor
BARS
Beacon
Benthic Biogeochemical Experiment System
Benthic Chamber
BH Temperature Logger
Biofuel Cell
Borehole Measurements
BPR
Branching Unit
Broadband Seismometer
Cabled Observatory Reciprocal Acoustic Scintillation
Camera Lights
Camera Lights
Camera System
Campbell Scientific Datalogger
CHEMINI
CO2 Sensor
CORK
COVIS
CSEM
CTD
Current Meter
Datalogger
Differential Pressure Gauge
Dive Computer
Earthquake Early Warning System Aggregator
Earthquake Early Warning System Processor
Echosounder, Bioacoustic
Echosounder, Hydrographic Multibeam
Echosounder, Hydrographic Single Beam
Flow meter
Fluorometer
Fluorometer CDOM
Fluorometer FLNTU
Gas Tension Device
Gravimeter
Hydrophone
Ice Buoy
Ice Profiler
Imaging Rotary Sonar
In-situ Calibrator
Internal Device Monitor
Junction Box
Marine Radar System
Meteorological Station
Methane Sensor
Microbial Incubator
Microbial Sensor
Modem
Moving Vessel Profiler
Multibeam Non-rotating Sonar
Multibeam Rotary Sonar
Navigation
Network Aggregator
Nitrate sensor
Node
Orientation
Oxygen Sensor
Pan Tilt Lights
Particle Analyzer
pH Sensor
Piezometer
Plankton Camera System
Plankton Sampler
Platform
Power Supply
Precipitation Gauge
Pressure Gauge
Profiling Sonar
Profiling Winch
PTP Can
Pump and Valve Control System
Pyranometer
Pyrgeometer
Radiometer
ROV Camera
Sediment Micro-Profiler
Sediment Trap
Short Period Seismometer
Sound Source
Sound Speed Sensor
Still Camera
Sub-bottom Profiler
Suspended Sediment Profiler
Temperature and Depth Logger
Temperature Array
Temperature Sensor
Tempo-Mini Controller
Thermosalinograph
Tiltmeter
Transmissometer
Turbidity Meter
Turbidity, Chlorophyll and Fluorescence
Underwater Voltammetric System
Vertical Profiler Instrument Package
Vertical Profiler System Base
Video Camera
Video Server
Wally
Water Quality Monitor
Water sampler
Wave Buoy
Wind Monitoring System