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Coastal & Estuary

Measurement of water quality in coastal regions and estuaries is critical in the characterization of hypoxic ‘dead zones’ as a result of nutrient loading and algal blooms in the water bodies. Sediment loading analysis through turbidity measurement is also important for coastal trend identification and modeling. Hydrolab and Sea-bird Coastal offer a variety of multiparameter water quality instrumentation and nutrient sensors for long-term coastal applications.

Certain OTT level sensors (OTT RLS, OTT SE 200) are effective for sea level and tide level monitoring with radar and float pulley technology. Additionally, certain OTT groundwater level sensors can measure salinity and conductivity for detection of saltwater intrusion in freshwater coastal aquifers.

Sea-Bird Coastal SUNA Optical Nitrate Sensor

High accuracy in-situ nitrate measurement

The Sea-Bird Coastal SUNA V2 UV nitrate sensor with technology by Satlantic is the ultimate chemical-free solution for autonomous monitoring in estuarine and freshwater environments.

  • Attended Unattended
  • Nitrate
  • High-accuracy, chemical-free, in-situ nitrate measurement
  • SDI-12, RS-232
superior long-term monitoring water quality SBC WQM

Sea-Bird Coastal WQM

Water Quality Monitor for Maximum Deployment Times

The Sea-Bird Coastal WQM X with technology by Sea-Bird Electronics and WET Labs is designed specifically for long-term moored operations in biologically rich water.

  • Unattended
  • Conductivity, pressure, chlorophyll, temperature, dissolved oxygen, turbidity
  • Designed specifically for extended deployment in biologically rich waters
  • RS-232

Sea-Bird Coastal HydroCAT

For longterm water quality monitoring with proven anti-fouling technology

The Sea-Bird Coastal HydroCAT with technology by Sea-Bird Electronics (SBE) is ideally suited for extended deployments in remote, biologically rich environments.

  • Unattended
  • Temperature, Pressure, Dissolved Oxygen, Conductivity
  • Ideally suited for extended deployments in remote, biologically rich environments
  • SDI-12, RS-232, RS-485 (optional)
New water quality sonde platform: ease of use, meta-data, reliability

Hydrolab HL4 Multiparameter Sonde

New Hydrolab Platform: Reliability, Ease-of-use, Metadata

The Hydrolab HL4 is the next generation multiparameter water quality sonde from OTT Hydromet. Its reliability, ease-of-use, and metadata produce water quality data you can trust.

  • Attended Unattended
  • Temperature, Conductivity, Depth, pH, Dissolved Oxygen (LDO), Turbidity, ORP
  • The next generation multiparameter water quality instrument
  • SDI-12, RS-485, RS-232, TTY, USB
Long term water quality multi-meter

Hydrolab DS5 - Multiparameter Data Sonde

Water Quality Sonde with Flexible Sensor Payload

Hydrolab DS5 multiparameter water quality sonde offers the most Hydrolab sensors on a multiparameter platform for either profiling or unattended monitoring.

  • Attended Unattended
  • Temperature, Conductivity, Depth, pH, Oxygen Reduction Potential (ORP), Dissolved Oxygen (LDO), Dissolved Oxygen (Clark Cell), Turbidity, Chlorophyll a, Blue-Green Algae, Rhodamine WT, Ammonium, Nitrate, Chloride, Total Dissolved Gas (TDG), Ambient Light
  • The Hydrolab sonde with the most available sensors
  • SDI-12, RS-485, RS-232, TTY
Lightweight multi-probe water quality testing instrument

Hydrolab MS5 - Mulitparameter Mini Sonde

Lightweight multi-probe with four ports available for water quality sensors

The Hydrolab MS5 multiparameter water quality sonde offers a selection of Hydrolab sensors on a compact and lightweight multiprobe designed for either profiling or unattended monitoring.

  • Attended Unattended
  • Temperature, Conductivity, Depth, pH ,ORP, Dissolved Oxygen (LDO, Clark cell), Turbidity, Chlorophyll a, Blue-Green Algae, Rhodamine WT, Ammonium, Nitrate, Chloride , TDG
  • The Hydrolab sonde profile for a smaller sensor payload that will fit in a two-inch well
  • SDI-12, RS-485, RS-232, TTY
multiparameter sonde for basic water quality spot measurements

Hydrolab Quanta Multi-Probe Meter

Multiparameter sonde for basic water quality spot measurements

For basic water quality spot measurements the Hydrolab Quanta multiparameter water quality sonde offers Hydrolab's sensor technology in a complete, cost-optimized system package that includes an easy-to-use handheld display.

  • Attended
  • Temperature, Conductivity, Depth, pH, Oxygen Reduction Potential (ORP), Dissolved Oxygen (Clark Cell), Turbidity
  • The Hydrolab sonde for basic spot measurements
  • SDI-12
With integrated sensor and datalogger for longterm monitoring

OTT CTD Sensor

Pressure sensor for longterm measurement of conductivity, temperature and water level

The OTT CTD is an integrated sensor and datalogger for measurement of water level, temperature, and conductivity in groundwater and surface water applications.

  • Surface water Groundwater
  • Vented pressure cell and 4-electrode graphite conductivity cell
  • Waterlevel, Temperature, Conductivity
  • Measures and stores water level, temperature, and conductivity data
  • Water level: 0 … 4, 10, 20, 40, and 100 m Conductivity: 0.001…2.000 mS/cm, 0.10…100.00 mS/cm
  • ±0,05 % FS
  • Yes
Water Quality Solutions Overview Video
WET Labs WQM Video
OTT RLS Overview Video
Nutrient Monitoring App Note
In-Situ Nutrient Monitoring Article
Chester River Nutrient Monitoring Article
Nutrient Monitoring Infographic
Turbidity White Paper
Turbidity White Paper
Hydrolab HL4 Overview Video
Hydrolab HL4 Overview Video
Leaflet Hydromet Cloud EN
Fluorescence White Paper
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