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July 24, 2019

Harmful algae bloom (HAB) instrument

The LISST-HAB is a self-contained, stand-alone instrument system for use on profiling packages, towed and remote vehicle applications, for deployment during a HAB event. The system will continuously measure particle size distribution and concentration, along with the fluorescence of Phycocyanin (Freshwater HAB’s), Phycoerythrin (Marine HAB’s), Chlorophyll and beam attenuation.

Super-Turbidity sensor

Super-Turbidity is a patent pending technology developed by Seq...

February 5, 2019

Learn how Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is using a Navocean AUV, with Cyclops Integrator installed, to monitor harmful algae blooms in Lake Okeechobee.

Sail-powered research vessel launched into Lake Okeechobee to study algae blooms 

(via WPBF 25 News view article & video here)

Algae-monitoring drone sailboat Vela launched in Lake Okeechobee by Harbor Branch

(via Treasure Coast Newspapers view article & video here)

March 8, 2017

Early identification of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) is key to mitigating their effects and protecting public health. Turner Designs’ CyanoFluor is a new handheld fluorometer equipped with optics for detecting chlorophyll (CHL) and phycocyanin (PC) responses from natural water samples. CyanoFluor uses these responses to calculate and report a PC to CHL ratio for estimating the relative abundance of cyanobacteria within a phytoplankton population. By monitoring PC to CHL ratios over time, users ca...

November 11, 2015

Turner Designs offers phycocyanin (PC) as an optical configuration of the FluoroSense Handheld Fluorometer to assist with identification of PC containing algae typically associated with Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Obtaining both PC and chlorophyll estimates helps in determining whether additional testing is required to check toxicity levels in a body of water.  The FluoroSense is the smallest, easiest to use handheld fluorometer available.  Its simple two-button keypad enables users to quickly...

July 14, 2015

Turner Designs is very excited to announce FluoroSense – the smallest, easiest to use handheld fluorometer for measuring in vivochlorophyll.  The simple two-button keypad enables users to quickly power on the instrument and take a reading to estimate chlorophyll in almost any aquatic habitat.  No warm-up time is required — chlorophyll µg/L estimates are displayed in seconds.  The FluoroSense plastic molded enclosure boasts an extremely lightweight, small, water-resistant design, while offering a...

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