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MTR 100: The 11th Annual Listing of 100 Leading Subsea Companies

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Rockland Scienti? c Inc.

Rockland, which recently celebrated systems for operation in the upper ocean and down to 6,000 m. The product its 10th anniversary, designs and manu- factures high-accuracy instrumentation lineup falls into three categories: verti- for oceanographic research, focusing cal pro? ling instruments; the MicroR- on sensors and methods for turbulence ider sensor package for deployments on measurements. Ocean turbulence is a AUVs, gliders, moorings, the Wirewalk- key area of interest because it in? uences er and other autonomous platforms; and climate, greenhouse gas deposition and the MicroPod small-scale modular sen- sor packages for ? eld measurements and pollutant dispersal. The tidal energy in- dustry has also identi? ed turbulence as the characterization of turbulent ? ow in a signi? cant factor in the commercial laboratories. The vertical pro? lers come and technical viability of tidal power in a variety of sizes and depth ranges, generation infrastructure. In 2011, each optimized for deployment in vari-

Rockland formed a strategic partnership ous environments; from lake, estuarine and coastal zones to deep ocean areas. with JFE Advantech, a major oceano- graphic instrumentation manufacturer The ? agship pro? ler is the VMP-6000, a in Japan, covering distribution and new completely autonomous pro? ling robot sensor technologies. In 2013, Rockland that can can prove turbulence levels in the deep ocean down to depths of 6000 varies rapidly in depth and time. The formed a strategic partnership with Par- trac, a marine data acquisition company m. The MicroRider is routinely used on MicroPod laboratory measurement sys- tem can either be deployed in the ? eld specializing in oceanographic surveys. AUV platforms such as Hydroid’s Re- mus AUVs and glider platforms such as or installed and manipulated in a labora-

Partrac utilizes Rockland’s technol- ogy and expertise to provide turbulence the Teledyne Webb Slocum Glider. A tory tank or ? ume. The MicroPods have measurement solutions for the U.K. recent application of the MicroRider is been integrated with the Kongsberg Sea- glider, submarine vehicles, ? oats and tidal energy industry. Such information the integration with the Del Mar Ocean- is useful to the optimization of turbine ographic WireWalker platform, which mooring systems with the DataHub in- stalled within the autonomous platform.

design, site selection and turbine layout makes it possible to autonomously ob-

Email: info@rocklandscienti? assessment. Rockland Scienti? c offers a serve marine turbulence evolution that www.rocklandscienti? 121 Bernard Saint Jean Drive, E. Falmouth, MA 02536

Phone: 508-495-4000


CEO/President: Susumu Honjo (CEO)

Number of Employees: 16

McLane Research Laboratories is a leader in-situ time-series oceanographic pro? lers, samplers, and ? ota- tion. In addition, McLane’s in-situ labs support emerg- ing genomic and optical research methods for automated time-series oceanography and limnology.

Founded in 1983 to provide advanced time-series sam- plers and engineering design services to the internation- McLane produces three main product lines: pro? lers, al oceanographic community, McLane Research Labo- samplers and ? otation – each of which is designed to ratories, Inc. strives to help worldwide investigators to withstand the rigors of open ocean and freshwater de- achieve their research and scienti? c goals by provid- ployments. Within pro? lers, McLane offers the Ice Teth- ing advanced, cost-effective instrumentation. Through ered Pro? ler (ITP) and the McLane Moored Pro? ler its long-term research and development programs and (MMP). Samplers include our Sediment Traps, as well long association with diverse researchers and projects, as the RAS, ESP, IFCB, PPS, ZPS, and Large Volume

McLane has established a signi? cant base of knowledge Pumps. McLane also manufactures glass and steel ? ota-

McLane Research Labs and proven technology in support of its objective. tion, as well as custom instrument housings.

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