Glaciers are melting at an accelerated rate, which can cause an increase in earthquakes related to the release of pressure under the ice caps. Additionally, melting glaciers can increase the risk of volcanic eruptions by releasing pressure on underlying volcanoes.
Ocean observation has become more and more sophisticated with the development of high-tech “in-situ” instruments. For example, today’s ocean observation instruments include floating buoys for real-time monitoring for estimating mammal population in critical areas and seismic monitoring of the seabed
Sercel develops and markets advanced Earth and Ocean Monitoring solutions for seismological and oceanographic engineering, scientific community, military and oil & gas applications:
- Measurement of micro seismic events caused by earthquake activities
- Underwater active acoustic communication
- Underwater positioning
- Passive acoustic monitoring on wide frequency range but specialized in ultra low frequency
- Marine mammal detection
- Sercel provides a wide range of seismic sensors & recorders, underwater data transmission systems and marine instrumentation adapted to the harshest environments
In addition, Sercel, in partnership with SHIP AS A SERVICE, is equipped with a marine test center to help you achieve your in-sea equipment project goals, from testing and validation through to qualification.
How to monitor Thwaites Glacier which is melting fast?
The Thwaites Glacier in an isolated part of Antarctica has the potential to cause a catastrophic rise in global sea levels. It is melting fast and accounts for four percent of the world’s annual sea level rise. The scientific community would like to monitor Thwaites in order that they can determine how quickly it is warming and how threatening it could prove to be. Sercel's MATS3G acoustic modem was used on the nupiri muka, a fully autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV).
Do you know Sercel Marine Test Center ?
The MARINE Test Center is a laboratory born from a partnership between Sercel Underwater Acoustics and SHIP AS A SERVICE. The combination of both companies’ expertise in acoustic communication and marine services make it the ideal choice for the test, qualification and validation of in-sea equipment. The sea test center offers a safe and secure environment within which to achieve your test objectives under optimal conditions.
Passive Acoustic Monitoring Quietsea in UK waters.
Marine mammal monitoring provides a window into the state of the oceans, helping to understand ecological change, assess the impacts of human activities and promote the conservation of marine ecosystems.
Sercel’s QuietSeaTM is a fully integrated Passive Acoustic Monitoring system stepped up performance with the extension of the frequency bandwidth to 180 kHz, allowing the detection of cetaceans (porpoise click trains as example.)
Underwater positioning and navigation from MATS LT
Our light and compact underwater acoustic modem, MATS LT, was recently used by Kopadia, a French company specializing in underwater inspection projects. By allowing easy integration and delivering good results in very shallow waters, MATS LT enabled Kopadia to design, in a record time, a fully integrated positioning and tracking solution for its AUV.
SEISMIC DATA FROM ULTRA-DEEP UNDERWATER
Conducting underwater seismic surveys can be an extremely challenging task, requiring the deployment of specialized equipment such as ocean-bottom seismometers in hostile environments, often several thousand meters beneath sea-level.
MicrOBS : Ocean bottom seismometer used to record and monitor earthquakes and natural seismicity to determine epicenter and associated mechanisms in active tectonic areas
MATS3G : Acoustic Modem. single solution for all underwater communication needs. Its DSP (Digital Signal Processing) technology ensures long-range and reliable underwater communication
MATS LT : cost-effective micro modem dedicated for underwater acoustic communication and positioning
BASM/BABS ARGOS BEACON : Mooring Monitoring, Designed to retrieve a buoy in case of mooring line break, BABS warns owners of line breakage by transmitting a signal to ARGOS satellites while BASM alerts of underwater equipment that may surface by transmitting through the same ARGOS satellite system.
GEOTAG : Acoustic positioning system that has been designed to work with any ocean bottom or transition zone. Seismic equipment down to 500 meters deep.
Quietsea : Passive Acoustic Monitoring System allows to detect the acoustic signals of cetaceans during seismic operations in underwater environments.