OSIL Provides Marine Snow Catchers

Oceanographic equipment manufacturer Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL) provided three Marine Snow Catchers to the NASA EXPORTS Field Campaign for the upcoming PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) Mission, providing insight into Earth’s ocean and atmosphere using remote sensing.

Marine Snow Catchers are large volume water samplers with separable top and bottom sections that allow researchers to collect and characterize suspended and sinking particles in the water column. The results provide a greater understanding of the export processes of the oceanic organic carbon cycle and can help to predict how these processes may change in the future.

Guided by user feedback, OSIL altered the design of the Marine Snow Catchers to make them easier to operate in extreme conditions. Outside of the snow catchers,

OSIL provides integrated systems for environmental monitoring in all marine applications.