The McLane Moored Profiler (MMP) autonomously profiles the water column along a fixed tether while carrying a selection of oceanographic sensors.
Profiling depth, time intervals and pressure stops are user-defined, and profiling patterns can span specific seasons or timeframes. An optional underwater inductive modem provides real-time communication between the MMP and a surface buoy or seabed node.
We offer two MMP models: the standard and extended version. The extended MMP provides 50% more battery capacity and is only 12.7cm longer than the standard MMP.
|DEPTH:||30 m to 6000 m (mooring dependent)|
|MINIMUM WATER TEMP:||-2°C (non freezing)|
|PROFILING SPEED:||25 cm/sec (10cm/sec, 33cm/sec options available)|
|POWER:||Supplied 12 V primary lithium battery pack|
|BATTERY ENDURANCE:||Standard MMP: 240Ah battery. Extended MMP: additional 120Ah battery|
|SUPPORTED SENSORS*:||Seabird 52MP CTD||Seabird Inductive Modem|
|RBR Logger CTD||Seapoint Fluorometer, Turbidity|
|Falmouth Scientific ACM||ProOceanus Mini-Pro CO2 or CH4|
|Nobska MAVS ACM||Biospherical PAR|
|Nortek Aquadopp II ACM||Satlantic SUNA Nitrate|
|Seabird 43F DOX||Wet Labs ECO, C-STAR, SeaOwl|
|Aanderaa Optode DOX
||BBE Fluoroprobe Chlorophyll
|* Other sensors can be integrated depending on sensor size and battery drain|
Access MMP data from Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) research arrays including the Pioneer Array south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the Argentine Basin, Irminger Sea, Southern Ocean, Station Papa, and more.
A complete MMP software distribution is available from McLane. The distribution includes the current version of the MMP Firmware, User Manual, Sensor Manuals, terminal emulation software, MMP data processing software, and a ballasting spreadsheet.
Quick link to MMP software
Visit our Library for a complete selection of MMP documentation and other product resources.
McLane offers a hands-on course in Moored Profiler operation. MMP owners and prospective owners are invited to spend one to two days at our facility.
Learn more about Support and hands-on product training.