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
Organization USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC)
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