Testing a 70 m mooring construction for deep sea research on land
Publication date: Thursday 13 August 2020
For his deep sea research on underwater waves NIOZ scientist Hans van Haren has developed, together with the technicians of the National Marine Facilities department, a large mooring construction. Before shipping it to the Mediterranean Sea in September, they have been fixing all the parts together this week to test if everything fits. The deployment consists of a 70 m diameter large ring, containing 3000 high-precision temperature sensors distributed over 45 vertical lines, 125 m high and 9,5 m apart. On land this already looks quite impressive but in sea the whole construction will fill a half cubic hectometre seawater volume.