Single-point Current Meters and Current Profilers. Single-point current meters will only measure the current in the exact depth where they are installed, and as sea currents often tend to vary significantly with depth, it’s often preferred to measure the current profile for the entire water column by using a Current Profiler.
Single-point Current meters
several of these with well-proven track records offshore. Current Speed and Direction are standard parameters, others such as Sea Temperature, Salinity, Conductivity and Pressure can be added when required. Can also be combined with CTD sensors.
several sensors can be linked together and the data can be merged by the system software.
Sensor deployment systems
the most common ones being deployment over the side of the vessel/rig by a winch and davit arrangement or deployed on a separate mooring.