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Portable Oceanographic & Environmental Measurement System


SOSI’s Portable Oceanographic & Environmental Measurement System (POEMS) is a self-contained, boat shaped, sensor deployment system for an array of environmental monitoring equipment.

The system has a modular design with two watertight hatches on its hull for easy access to sensors and components. It is portable by truck / trailer and towable up to 5 knots by boat. It’s fiberglass hull, stainless steel fasteners and gel coat / anti-fouling paint ensures long life in harsh marine conditions.

The POEM has a single leg design mooring. It includes navigation lights and radar reflectors on its fold-down tower and a SOSI Data Logger / Controller. It’s batteries are capable of 90 day deployments and charged by external cord. For communications the POEMS uses RF telemetry with optional iridium and/or ARGOS.

POEMS comes standard with four sensor suites. The vertical profiling winch subsystem takes CTD water column measurements including: conductivity, water temperature, pressure (depth) sea surface temperature and optical transmissivity (requires additional sensors). The ADCP subsystem takes measurements for current direction, current speed, significant wave height and tidal height. The meteorological suite takes measurements for wind speed and direction, air temperature, barometric pressure, relative humidity, and optional solar radiation sensors. The onboard GPS system records Latitude and Longitude.

Features & Options

Standard Features
White Gel Coat Above Waterline
Anti-Fouling Paint Below
Yellow Gel Coat Buoy Cover
Fiberglass Hull
Stainless Steel Fasteners
Aluminum Inst. Mast
24 VDC Gear Motor w/Integral Brake
Diamond Screw Levelwind
Optical Transmissivity Sensor
Solar Radiation Sensors


Technical Specifications
Weight 1300 lb. Winch  
Diameter 27 in. . • Drum diam. 8.63 in. (219 mm)
Height 25 in.   • Flange diam. 18 in. (457 mm)
Length 134 in.   • Drum width 5.5 in. (140 mm)
Beam 62 in. Max. line pull 100 lb.
Height 54 in. (mast stowed) Fuel capacity Fuel capacity
  102 in. (mast erect) Speed 100 fpm (30.5 m/min)


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