Ocean Current Meter Aanderaa SEAGUARD® II DCP - Doppler Current Profiler

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Profiling Current Meter

The Aanderaa SeaGuardII DCP (Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler) measures currents and can be extended with wave direction, oxygen, conductivity, turbidity, temperature, and serial sensors.

Product Features
  • Operating frequency: 600kHz
  • Depth rated: 300m, 3000m, 4500m, 6000m
  • Extendable platform; easy connection of additional sensors
  • Exceptional compensation for environment interference
  • User selectable broadband or narrowband modes
  • Up to three configurations simultaneously
  • Surface current measurement (top cms layer)
  • Surface referred columns
  • Increased deployment: up to 2 years with a 30min sampling interval

The acoustic profiler joining the SeaGuard family.

The Aanderaa SeaGuardII DCP features innovative development of the acoustic profiling capacity and an exceptional ability to collect high quality current information on moving and tilting moorings.

Available as a self-recording instrument, it also integrates unique real time features to meet your application needs.

The SeaGuardII is a smart data hub that combines the SeaGuard electronics with the advanced management firmware of Aanderaa SmartGuard data hub.

SeaGuardII DCP is a 600kHz frequency profiler with multi-sensor capability. By design, we offer increased deployment time, optimized configuration flexibility and unique features to cope with demanding upper ocean environments.

Optional parameters are available using Aanderaa range of smart sensors that include temperature, pressure, conductivity, oxygen, wave, tide and turbidity. In addition the SeaGuardII has 4 analog inputs, 2 serial ports with power control and direct connection for real time data transmission unit.

Possible applications of the SEAGUARD®II DCP:

  • Buoy mounted
  • Hyd/Met systems
  • In mooring line with upside down possibility
  • Two DCPS sensors connected to one instrument
  • Ocean observatory with sensors string
  • Bottom mounted
  • Multiparameter ocean observations

Optional sensors for the the Doppler Current Profiler:


  • 4 analog channels 0-5V
  • 2 serial channels (may be used either as serial sensor inputs or serial real-time outputs)


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