- Drifter


The MetOcean CODE/DAVIS drifter is designed and tested to meet the performance criteria of the CODE (Coastal Ocean Dynamics Experiment) drifter developed by Dr. Russ Davis of Scripps Institute of Oceanography. The MetOcean CODE/DAVIS drifter is an inexpensive solution to acquire coastal and esturarian water currents within a metre of the water's surface. Used by the oceanographic and metrological community, the robust design allows for easy ship deployment. The MetOcean CODE/DAVIS drifter is equipped with a sea surface temperature sensor, GPS receiver, and the option of either Iridium or Argos based satellite telemetry. The drifters' operating life is between three to 12 months, depending on the required rate of transmission.

  • Highly energy efficient electronics assembly
  • Cost-efficient and reliable
  • Rugged and innovative design
  • Iridium® telemetry

  • Prior to Deployment: Packaged Length: 1016 mm (40 inches) Diameter: 203.2 mm (8 inches) Weight: 10.8 kg (23.5 lbs)
  • Deployed Surface Unit: Hull Diameter: 102 mm (4 inches) Total Height: 1400 mm (55.1 inches) Total Cross-section Width: 1090 mm 43 inches) Drogue Vane: 50 mm (19.6 in.) X 70 mm (27.0 in.) Length Of Exposed Mast: 400 mm (16.0 inches) Float Size: 133 mm (5.25 in.) wide, 216 mm (8.5 in.) long Mass in Air: 8 kg (17.5 lbs)
  • Hull Material Marine-grade aluminium
  • Flotation Four, quarter-cylinder polystyrene floats
  • Sea Surface Temperature US sensor ±.05°C thermistor
  • Battery Voltage Precision resistive divider
  • GPS Receiver Jupiter F2

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