On Wednesday, 23 October 2013, Folger Pinnacle platform received its last maintenance and clean-up service for the year; the right in time before the November storms will be surging across the coast again. The experienced divers from Pelagic Technologies and the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre swapped the Folger ReefCam (also known as Outreach camera) for an overhauled and nicely cleaned one, installed several test instruments (development of the Ocean Networks Canada Innovation team) and, finally, thoroughly cleaned all instruments hosted on the Folger Platform.
Stunning improvements in the data quality were observed in the 3D Camera Array (see picture), and also the current-meters provide now more accurate data. Hopefully the colder seas, shorter days, and the upcoming storm season will prevent exorbitant growth on the instruments over the winter month until save diving is possiible next year.
Many thanks to Pelagic Technologies and the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre for their help with this mission!