Moving Vessel Profiler
Moving Vessel Profilers (MVP) are instruments that collect data sets from deep and shallow water. The MVP system includes a winch, deployment system and a device called a free fall fish. The winch and deployment system allows the free fall fish to be released from a vessel while it is moving. Once deployed, the free fall fish is an autonomous device that carries a variety of sensors and collects data as it swims around the water column.
Individual instruments of the above category, which are (or have been) connected to our observatories. Click an instrument for detailed information.
Click the instrument categories below for descriptions and lists of instruments belonging to that category.