You are invited to supply platforms and sensors for the Lofoten-Vesterålen (LoVe) Cabled Ocean Observatory. Deadline for proposal is 23 June.
Published: 23 May 2017
Photo by Statoil LoVe
Statoil LoVe Node 1
This tender competition includes delivery and installation of the platforms and instruments. The offer must include all of the following items:
5 sensor platforms, one for each node
A set of different instruments for each node
Power and communication connections to the backbone of the system
Read more about the scope and requirements at the tender site (Mercell Norge, in Norwegian).
Important Research Infrastructure
The Lofoten-Vesterålen Cabled Ocean Observatory will study the marine ecosystem and the effects of petroleum activities in vulnerable habitats. The observatory will support future marine monitoring and a range of other tasks, including testing of new subsea technologies. A first node of the system is already in place.
The project opens up for a new approach to real-time monitoring which is of great importance for establishing a feedback management strategy on marine operations in sensitive ecosystems. The system produces continuous information about the physical and biological environment and their effects on the ecosystem and its resources, as well as on climate and geology.