AML Oceanographic is pleased to announce that a Moving Vessel Profiler is being installed on one of the most modern research vessels in the world, the Swedish vessel “RV Svea.” The newbuild Swedish vessel, owned by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), will be used by the university and the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) for a wide variety of environmental surveys, from monitoring ocean acidification to assessing fish stock.
By including a Moving Vessel Profiler (MVP) on their new vessel, the scientists expect to gain a clearer understanding of the oceanographic dynamics encountered in the Baltic Sea, such as strong halocline layers and anoxic waters. Furthermore, the high data density that MVP can provide will improve the data quality from the many hydroacoustic measurements conducted on RV Svea and make SMHI’s oceanographic models substantially more accurate. The MVP200 will collect CTD, Dissolved Oxygen, Chlorophyll A data continuously and in real-time while the vessel travels at 10-11 knots, making it the sole solution capable of providing an accurate characterization of such a complex environment.
This contract was secured through Casco Antiguo, a local AML agent in Spain. RV Svea will be delivered from Armon Shipyard in Spring 2019. MVP systems have been provided to organizations around the world seeking to reduce the technical and financial unpredictability of hydrographic and ocean science surveys. Due to strong demand for the solution, AML has expanded their Nova Scotia operations and relocated to a new customised production facility to accommodate a higher volume of MVP builds.