Benthic lander

Two Benthic landers are prepared for a deployment during the Five Deeps Expedition

Benthic landers are observational platforms that sit on the seabed or benthic zone to record physical, chemical or biological activity.[1] The landers are autonomous and have deployment durations from a few days (for biological studies) to several years (for physical oceanography studies).

Benthic landers come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending upon the instrumentation they carry, and are typically capable of working at any ocean depth.[2]

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  1. ^ Freiwald, André; Roberts, J. Murray (2005). Cold-water Corals and Ecosystems. Springer. p. 485. ISBN 3-540-24136-1. Retrieved 2008-06-27.
  2. ^ "Science Landers Flere, Skaff & Closp". Retrieved 22 October 2019.