Biofouling protection for marine underwater observatories sensors

Type Article
Date 2009
Language English
Author(s) Delauney LaurentORCID1, Compere ChantalORCID1, Lehaitre Michel1
Affiliation(s) 1 : Ifremer, Brest Ctr, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
Meeting OCEANS 2009 - Europe Conference, Bremen, GERMANY, MAY 11-14, 2009
Source Oceans 2009 - Europe, Vols 1 And 2 (0197-7385) (Ieee), 2009 , P. 1069-1072
WOS© Times Cited 1
Abstract These days, many marine autonomous environment monitoring networks are set up in the world. Such systems take advantage of existing superstructures such as offshore platforms, lightships, piers, breakwaters or are placed on specially designed buoys or deep sea fix stations. The major goal for these equipments is to provide in real time reliable measurements without costly frequent maintenance. These autonomous monitoring systems are affected by a well known phenomena in seawater condition which is biofouling. Consequently, such system without efficient biofouling protection is hopeless. This protection must be applied to the sensors and to the underwater acoustic communication equipments.
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