Image of the day: FAST monitoring platform

Image of the day FAST monitoring platform

The Fundy Advanced Sensor Technology (FAST) platforms are recoverable instrument platforms designed to monitor and characterize the FORCE site.

There are two types of platforms – FAST-1, and FAST-2.

The FAST-2 platform (pictured) weighs 4,5 tons and is 4 m long. It is designed for more frequent deployment and recovery to enable instrument testing.

Using onboard sensing equipment, the platforms enable real-time data from the Minas Passage, including:

  • currents and turbulence,
  • marine life activity,
  • noise levels,
  • seabed stability.

The smaller platform, FAST-1, weighs 650 kg and is 3 m long. It is designed for subsea data cable connection, enabling access to real-time data from the Minas Passage.

Image: FORCE

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