ALSEAMAR featured the Minifluo-UVc sensor, a unique underwater fluorometer available in different configurations for in-situ measurements of hydrocarbon and sewage components with very high precision in the range of 0.01 to 1 ppb (µg/L). Its low consumption and small footprint make it ideal for long-term mission with the SeaExplorer glider. The Minifluo-UVc sensor is the sole hydrocarbon sensor designed for integration into an underwater glider and specifically targeting fluorescence wavelengths of hydrocarbon components (UVc range of fluorescence). It is unique for its low footprint and low consumption which provide great operational benefits for survey with the SeaExplorer underwater glider. The SeaExplorer glider will be also exhibited on ALSEAMAR stand.

Application fields of the Minifluo UVc mounted on the SeaExplorer glider include:

Oceanography & Science
• Environmental Protection & Monitoring
• Waste water monitoring Oil & Gas
• Natural oil seep detection (Exploration)
• Environmental Baseline Study (EBS)
• Environmental monitoring and early leak detection
• Oil spill 3D modeling & tracking

Their exhibits were interested in the Ocean Observing Systems: Marine Technology and Services Sector Role in the Blue Economy; and Unmanned Vehicles and Vessels Showcase conference streams.

The Minifluo-UVc sensor has been designed by the French CNRS research institute (MIO lab). Since July 2014, MIO’s SeaExplorer equipped with the MiniFluo regularly performs sea trials in Marseille bay to typify the water quality. Comparison of the results collected during the qualification campaigns with laboratory spectrofluorimeter has confirmed the MiniFluo field proven performances.

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