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Edit: 2014 04 15

RSMAS ISAR SST PROGRAM

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ABOUT ISAR

MANUAL

ISAR-01 (HORIZON SPIRIT)

ISAR-04 (NYK ANDROMEDA LEADER)

ISAR-06 (JAMSTEC MIRAI)

DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM (DAQ)

DATA

LINKS

VOS PROGRAM

The Remote Measurements & Research Company (RMR Co.) works closely with the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) in the development and deployment of the ISAR instruments on research vessels and in the VOS (Volunteer Observing Ship) program. ISAR was developed at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton UK (NOCS).

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Andromeda Leader The NYK Lines car carrier Andromeda Leader makes routine trips between the U.S. and Japan. The ship is employed by Toyota and crosses the Pacific approximately every six weeks. Currently, AL has departed JP and is now headed for Portland by a northern great circle route. Andromeda Leader log

Spirit Isar on Spirit Spirit track

Horizon Spirit The Spirit is a container ship owned and operated by Horizon Lines. The ISAR provides sea surface temperature data for the Department of Energy's (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) climate research program. For the year (10/2012 to 10/2013) the Spirit will operate the Ocean-going ARM Mobile Facility (AMF2) as part of the Magic Cloud Study. Logs are maintained for each leg: Isar log
Currently, 130926, Spirit has returned at the end of Leg19. Isar was removed and has returned to Seattle for service.

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R/V Mirai The research vessel Mirai operates a new ISAR (sn 6) on it's research cruises. There currently are plans to add real-time telemetry to this program.