Texas Automated Buoy System (TABS)

Contact Information
John Walpert
Geochemical and Environmental Research Group
Texas A&M University
727 Graham Road
College Station, Texas 77845
Phone:  979-862-2323
Fax:  979-862-1347

Project Description
Texas Automated Buoy System (TABS)

Supplied one (1) RD Instruments 600 kHz Workhorse with Bottom Tracking used to collect real time oceanographic data for the oil spill response community.  The TABS Project also loaned Coastal's Workhorse to the U.S. Navy during the Ehime Maru recovery.
Complete: June to November 2001

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TABS II buoy equipped with Coastal Leasing's 600 kHz ADCP being readied for deployment off of Oahu, Hawaii from USNS SUMNER.

TABS II buoy at Site N at the Flower Garden Banks coral reef sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico.  The buoy is equipped with Globalstar satellite telemetry.

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TABS II buoy at Site X off of Oahu at the recovery site where the Ehime Maru was temporarily placed for recovery operations by Navy divers.

Navy divers cleaning the ADCP transducers after 3 months of operation.


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