ROV Mounted Niskin Bottle Array


An addressable ROV/AUV mounted modular water sampling array based around a standard 2.5L Niskin Bottle.

• Each bottle can be fitted with a turbidity sensor or other water quality sensor.

• Ethernet comms & data

• 5 bottles per module, each bottle can be individually identified and triggered

• Self-contained modules can be connected and stacked together to build up a network

• Identical slot geometry in module frames allows for easy stacking/positioning on the ROV

• 6000m rated

• Reliable bottle release system

• Bottles armed and fired by solenoid actuator


Each module comprises: 5 x 2.5L Niskin Bottle with solenoid actuator, universal instrument mounting rail

Weight of each module: ~43kg (air), ~30kg (water), including sensors

Power requirements: 24V, 6.5A

Operating depth: 6000m

Temperature range: -5°C to +40°C

Module dimensions: 1000 x 1000 x 385mm.

Communication interface: Ethernet


• Deep Sea Mining
• Environmental Impact Assessments
• Geochemical analysis
• Interstitial waters
• Oil field cuttings piles
• Biological survey

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