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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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