OSIL's Deep-Sea Mining Data Tools
Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL) continues to consolidate its deep-sea scientific data collection tools for use in the environmental management of deep sea mining & impact assessment of other deep-sea activities.
OSIL’s product range now includes a 0.5m2 Giant box corer for bulk sampling in biological, chemical and geochemical applications. Box corers provide a large well-preserved sample in a range of sediment types with easy access to the substrate for sub sampling.
The OSIL Giant Piston corer can retrieve cores of up to 60m in length from soft sediments and muds, as the action of the internal piston reduced internal friction and reduces plugging, ultimately providing a less disturbed sample and making it an important tool in the study of marine sediments.
OSIL’s range of seabed sampling equipment is also extended to ROV tools. OSIL offer an ROV mounted sediment sampler for collecting (multiple) samples of virtually undisturbed sediment, including the sediment/water interface, and overlying supernatent water, in addition to a programmable automated water sampling system which can be married with a range of instruments to provide data on water quality parameters such as turbidity, dissolved oxygen or the presence of hydrocarbons.
All sampling equipment can be adapted to include the ability to sample for gas hydrates, and can be monitored visually using the OSIL deep-sea camera system with dimmable lights to allow for adjustments for different visibility conditions, which can include additional battery packs for extended seabed observation.