Castaway-CTD

Description The CastAway-CTD is a small, rugged and technically advanced CTD designed for profiling to depths of up to 100m. The system incorporates modern technical features which allow it to achieve a 5 Hz response time, fine spatial resolution and high accuracy. It uses a six electrode flow-through conductivity cell with zero external field coupled with a rapid response thermistor to attain high measurement accuracies. The instrument is simple to deploy, does not require a pump and is hydrodynamically designed to free fall rate of 1 m/s.
Active? Yes
Manufacturer SONTEK
Device type Stationary > Measure > Velocimeter > Sound velocity > Water
Feature type
Name Instant Point
Description fixed x,y,t changing z - CTD,SVP,XBT, tide gauge, samples
Type point
Data types
Sound Velocity Sonar (Bathymetry, Sidescan)

Usage of this device

Field activity Center Platforms Activity location and equipment usage description
2015-317-FA SPCMSC Chandeleur Islands, LA
2015-320-FA SPCMSC Point Au Fer, LA
2016-338-FA SPCMSC Leg 1: Eastern Chenier Plain and Marsh Island
2016-339-FA SPCMSC Leg 2: Western Chenier Plain
2016-347-FA SPCMSC Ship Island, Horn Island, Mississippi, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Biloxi
2017-323-FA SPCMSC Leg 1: Eastern Chenier Plain and Marsh Island
2017-324-FA SPCMSC Leg 2: Western Chenier Plain
2017-337-FA SPCMSC Chandeleur Islands, LA
2017-344-FA SPCMSC Fire Island, NY
2018-322-FA SPCMSC Fire Island National Seashore, Long Island, NY
2018-324-FA SPCMSC Rockaway Beach, New York
2018-350-FA SPCMSC Chandeleur Islands, LA, Gulf of Mexico
2019-325-FA SPCMSC St. Marks, Florida
2019-326-FA SPCMSC Santa Rosa Island, FL
2019-332-FA SPCMSC Cedar Island, VA, United States, Atlantic Ocean
2019-333-FA SPCMSC Rockaway Beach, NY, United States, Atlantic Ocean
2020-311-FA SPCMSC Seven-Mile Island, New Jersey, Cape May
2020-324-FA SPCMSC Grand Bay and Point Au Chenes Bay, AL/MS
2021-307-FA SPCMSC Grand Bay and Point Aux Chenes Bay, AL/MS
2021-318-FA SPCMSC Seven-Mile Island, New Jersey, Cape May
2021-319-FA SPCMSC Rockaway Beach, NY, United States, Atlantic Ocean
2021-322-FA SPCMSC Santa Rosa Island, Florida
2022-306-FA SPCMSC St. Petersburg, Florida specifically Madeira Beach
2022-309-FA SPCMSC Seven-Mile Island, New Jersey, Cape May
2022-312-FA SPCMSC Panama City, FL, United States, Gulf of Mexico
2022-320-FA SPCMSC Point Aux Chenes Bay, MS
2022-328-FA SPCMSC Breton Island, Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico
2022-334-FA SPCMSC Boca Chica Key, FL, United States, Atlantic Ocean