Oregon Shelf Surface Piercing Profiler Mooring

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Coastal Endurance
A Surface-Piercing Profiler Mooring is a mooring that contains a surface-piercing profiler. The surface-piercing profiler allows for the sampling of near surface phenomena as the profiler travels through the water then breaches the surface. While on the surface, the profiler is able to transmit data to shore.
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Deployment Cruise Start Date Stop Date Mooring Asset Node Asset Sensor Asset Latitude Longitude Deployment Depth Water Depth
1 EK-1503 03/18/2015 04/02/2015 CGMCE-02SHSP-00001 44.6391 -124.3
2 EK-1503 03/18/2015 04/30/2015 CGMCE-02SHSP-00002 44.6359 -124.299
3 EK-1608 08/23/2016 10/02/2016 CGMCE-02SHSP-00003 44.6378 -124.311
4 PS1610A 10/11/2016 01/06/2017 CGMCE-02SHSP-00004 44.6389 -124.299
5 PS1702A 02/13/2017 03/16/2017 CGMCE-02SHSP-00005 44.6372 -124.299
6 SKQ201704S 04/22/2017 04/26/2017 CGMCE-02SHSP-00006 44.6376 -124.304
7 EK-1708A 08/25/2017 12/07/2017 CGMCE-02SHSP-00007 44.6355 -124.303
8 PS1712A 12/07/2017 01/02/2018 CGMCE-02SHSP-00008 44.641 -124.302
9 PS201804A 04/20/2018 05/09/2018 CGMCE-02SHSP-00009 44.6336 -124.303
10 PS201805C 05/23/2018 08/01/2018 CGMCE-02SHSP-00010 44.6263 -124.299
11 SR1813 09/29/2018 11/08/2018 CGMCE-02SHSP-00011 44.6371 -124.303

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3/8/17, 7:00 PM 4/17/17, 8:00 PM

The main batteries on CE02SHSP-00005 drained unexpectedly. CSPPs are deployed at 33.4 V. Voltage drops roughly linearly with each profile. Batteries were at 31 V at the beginning of this week. Yesterday (2017-03-09), it reported via acoustic modem that it was in a LOW POWER state, which it does automatically at 28 V to protect the main batteries. In the past, similar drains have been due to faulty connections between the main batteries and the profilers at the battery adapter plates. This has been the CSPP's main failure behavior.

Id: 882 By: michaesm
Flag: not_operational Exclude: No

4/24/17, 8:00 PM 10/4/17, 8:00 PM

CE02SHSP-00006 reported that it had surfaced unexpectedly April 25 at 5:10 pm local time. Within a few hours it was determined that it was still tethered to its anchor. It's beacon wasn't reporting either. The profiler and its anchor were recovered the following day. Data were sent to the profiler vendor. By April 28 we confirmed there was a firmware bug that had never been seen before. While moving between two positions, the control canister thought the profiler was 20 cm below its destination, but the profiler's winch thought the profiler was 20 cm above its destination, so the profiler was winched up to the surface, instead of retreating 20 cm to its parking depth. The bug will be corrected in the next firmware release. It also turns out that the beacon was programmed improperly, so it had run out of batteries. We switched to a new beacon model this year and confirmed with the vendor which settings to use.

Id: 883 By: michaesm

5/29/18, 8:00 PM 8/1/18, 4:30 PM

Profiler was profiling twice per day, but it has not surfaced as planned since May 30 ~1am PDT. It is deployed too far from CE02SHSM for us to have good acoustic communications (1150m vs. the planned 150-400m), so we cannot debug it remotely. It will need to be recovered, but it is not at the surface or adrift, so it does not need immediate recovery.

Id: 1458 By: michaesm