LOBO Land/Ocean Biogeochemical Observatory

The ultimate answer to the need for automated, robust and accurate water quality measurements, particularly in sensitive and diverse ecological areas such as estuaries and inland waters.

LOBO PLATFORM SPECIFICATIONS

Specifications Bay LOBO River LOBO Dock LOBO Bentic LOBO
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Weight (air) (kg) 84 68 45 91
Reserve Buoyancy (kg) 168 59 -25 -70
Height (m) 3.3 1.7 0.3 0.9
Length (m) 0.9 (diameter) 1.4 1.2 1.2
Width (m) 0.9 (diameter) 0.5 0.5 0.5
Draft (typical) (m) 1.4 0.3 0.5 0.9
Mast Height (m) 1.9 1.4 N/A N/A
Deployment Depth (typical) (m) 5-40 1-20 1-50 1-200
Wave Conditions 2 1 N/A N/A
Current Conditions (typical max) (m/s) 1 1.5 N/A N/A
Duration (typical) 51Ah battery, hourly 5-6 weeks 5-6 weeks 5-6 weeks Shore Power
Anchor Weight (typical) 270 180 N/A N/A
Typical Deployment Environment Protected coastal waters Rivers and estuaries Docks and pilings On bottom within 500m of shore
Anti-Biofouling Systems Bleach injection EPA Approved TBT Cartridge (optional)

Specifications fully configured with Sea-Bird Coastal Nitrate Sensor, WQM, and ECO CDS and 51Ah Battery Pack and Nortek Aquadopp. Specifications subject to change without notice.

LOBO Standard Instrument Specifications

Temperature Pressure
Instrument Manufacturer Parameter Range Accuracy Resolution
SUNA V2 Sea-Bird Scientific Nitrate 0 µM (0-56 mg/L N .03 mg/l) or 10% of 0.05 µ M (0.7 µ g/l)
WQM Sea-Bird Scientific Chlorophyll 0.02-50 µg/l 0.02 µ g/l 0.04% FS
Turbidity 0-25 NTU 0.1 NTU 0.04% FS
Conductivity 0-9 S/m 0.003 S/m 0.001 S/m
-5-35 C 0.002 C 0.001 C
Dissolved 0-200% 0.2 mg/l 0.02 mg/l
0-20 m 0.1% FS 0.04% FS
ECO CDOM Sea-Bird Scientific CDOM Fluorescence 0-120 QSU 0.05 QSU 0.05 QSU
Aquadopp Nortek Velocity profile 0-10 m/s 0.5 cm/s or 1% of reading 0.1 cm/s
HydroCycle-PO4 Sea-Bird Scientific Phosphate 0 – 0.3 mg/L PO4-P 0.0015 mg/L PO4-P Sensitivity is dependent on PO4
* Other instruments and sensors ranges are available upon request

Specifications may change without notice. October 2014. Copyright © 2017, Sea-Bird Scientific