Data buoys and monitoring systems manufacturer Ocean Scientific International Ltd. (OSIL) provides integrated systems for environmental monitoring in all marine applications, including MetOcean, Dredge, Coastal and Environmental Monitoring. The U.K.-based oceanographic systems company’s fully instrumented data buoys and monitoring platforms are tailored to customer requirements and operational needs, and may feature a range of instruments including Multiparameter Sondes, Current Meters/Profilers, CTDs, SVs and Meteorological sensors. OSIL offers a wide variety of sediment coring equipment, from off-the-shelf grabs and box (spade) corers, to bespoke coring systems such as the Gravity Corer, Piston Corer (available in lengths from 3m to 42m), Vibrocorer for dense or compacted sediments or the industry standard Multiple Corer for undisturbed sediment sampling. OSIL are the world leading experts in the field of salinity measurement, operating the IAPSO standard Seawater Service using the world standard in salinometers, as well as offering a range of other calibration and nutrient standards. OSIL also has an in-house Marine Instrument Service and Calibration Centre which offers calibration, servicing, repair and technical support for many of the laboratory and in-situ marine instruments that it supplies.
(As published in the July/August 2016 MTR100 edition of Marine Technology Reporter)