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LOBO Land/Ocean Biogeochemical Observatory

Routine, robust and accurate water quality monitoring for nitrate, UV absorbance, fluorescence, CDOM, backscattering, dissolved oxygen, temperature, and salinity.
LOBO (Land/Ocean Biogeochemical Observatory) is a complete turn-key water quality monitoring system that addresses the need for routine, robust and accurate water quality measurements, particularly in sensitive and diverse ecological areas such as estuaries and inland waters. Developed by Sea-Bird Scientific (Satlantic) in collaboration with MBARI, the LOBO is designed to create a real time sensor network for aquatic systems.
 
LOBO comes complete with instrument frame, optional floating platform, power and wireless telemetry system, integrated sensor suite, automated processing software and web based data visualization/display software.
 
Parameters measured by the LOBO include: 
  • Physical: temperature, depth, salinity (optional), current profiler (optional) and turbidity.
  • Chemical: chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM), nitrate, and dissolved oxygen.
  • Biological: chlorophyll fluorescence with options for additional ancillary pigments.
System Features:
  • Easy to install and operate for both rapid and long term deployments.
  • LOBOviz software package for real-time and archived data viewing through a simple web based interface.
  • Highly robust, accurate and stable sensor packages with fully integrated and proven anti-biofouling systems.
  • Floating platform available in shallow (RiverLOBO) and deep water (BayLOBO) configurations.
  • Platforms also available for attaching to fixed structures (DockLOBO) or placing directly on the bottom (BenthicLOBO).
Talk to us about your applications to find out how this innovative system can meet your most demanding monitoring requirements.
 

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LOBO PLATFORM SPECIFICATIONS

Specifications Bay LOBO River LOBO Dock LOBO Bentic LOBO
 
Weight (air) (kg) 84 68 45 91
Reserve Buoyancy (kg) 168 59 -25 -70
Height (m) 3.3 1.7 0.3 0.9
Length (m) 0.9 (diameter) 1.4 1.2 1.2
Width (m) 0.9 (diameter) 0.5 0.5 0.5
Draft (typical) (m) 1.4 0.3 0.5 0.9
Mast Height (m) 1.9 1.4 N/A N/A
Deployment Depth (typical) (m) 5-40 1-20 1-50 1-200
Wave Conditions 2 1 N/A N/A
Current Conditions (typical max) (m/s) 1 1.5 N/A N/A
Duration (typical) 51Ah battery, hourly 5-6 weeks 5-6 weeks 5-6 weeks Shore Power
Anchor Weight (typical) 270 180 N/A N/A
Typical Deployment Environment Protected coastal waters Rivers and estuaries Docks and pilings On bottom within 500m of shore
Anti-Biofouling Systems Bleach injection EPA Approved TBT Cartridge (optional)      

Specifications fully configured with Sea-Bird Coastal Nitrate Sensor, WQM, and ECO CDS and 51Ah Battery Pack and Nortek Aquadopp. Specifications subject to change without notice.

 

LOBO Standard Instrument Specifications

Temperature Pressure

Instrument Manufacturer Parameter Range Accuracy Resolution
SUNA V2 Sea-Bird Scientific Nitrate 0 µM (0-56 mg/L N .03 mg/l) or 10% of 0.05 µ M (0.7 µ g/l)
WQM Sea-Bird Scientific Chlorophyll 0.02-50 µg/l 0.02 µ g/l 0.04% FS
Turbidity 0-25 NTU 0.1 NTU 0.04% FS
Conductivity 0-9 S/m 0.003 S/m 0.001 S/m
Temperature -5-35 C 0.002 C 0.001 C
Dissolved O2 120% of saturation (150% upon request) 2% of saturation 0.035% of saturation (0.003 ml/l at 0 C, 35 PSU)
    Pressure 0-100 or -200 m 0.1% FS 0.04% FS
ECO CDOM Sea-Bird Scientific CDOM Fluorescence 0-120 QSU 0.05 QSU 0.05 QSU
Aquadopp Nortek Velocity profile 0-10 m/s 0.5 cm/s or 1% of reading 0.1 cm/s
HydroCycle-PO4 Sea-Bird Scientific Phosphate 0 – 0.3 mg/L PO4-P 0.0015 mg/L PO4-P Sensitivity is dependent on PO4

* Other instruments and sensors ranges are available upon request

Specifications may change without notice. October 2014. Copyright © 2017, Sea-Bird Scientific

The list below includes (as applicable) the current product brochure, manual, and quick guide; software manual(s); and application notes.

Title Type Publication Date PDF File
LOBO Land/Ocean Biogeochemical Observatory Brochure Product Brochure Thursday, June 22, 2017 LOBO Land:Ocean Biogeochemical Observatory.pdf
In situ response of bay productivity to nutrient loading from a small tributary: The Delaware Bay-Murderkill Estuary tidally-coupled biogeochemical reactor Application Article Thursday, June 22, 2017 Delaware Bay-Murderkill Estuary tidally-coupled biogeochemical reactor.pdf
Monitoring the Spring Bloom in an Ice Covered Fjord with the Land/Ocean Biogeochemical Observatory (LOBO) Application Article Thursday, June 22, 2017 Monitoring the Spring Bloom in an Ice Covered Fjord with the Land:Ocean Biogeochemical Observatory.pdf
In Situ Nutrient Monitoring in the Murderkill Estuary Application Article Thursday, June 22, 2017 In Situ Nutrient Monitoring in the Murderkill Estuary.pdf
LOBO Manual Product Manual Thursday, June 22, 2017 Manual-LOBO- System-SAT-DN-00434.pdf
LOBO Platform Specifications White Paper Thursday, June 22, 2017 LOBO-Platform-Specifications-OCT14.pdf
POSTER: In-situ phosphate and phycocyanin fluorescence monitoring in Western Lake Erie to inform predictive models for harmful algal blooms Scientific Poster Thursday, June 22, 2017 In-situ phosphate and phycocyanin fluorescence monitoring in Western Lake Erie to inform predictive models for harmful algal blooms.pdf
In-Situ Esturine Observatory To Evaluate Interannual Varibility In Nutrient Dynamics In Yaquina Bay Scientific Poster Thursday, June 22, 2017 In-Situ Esturine Observatory To Evaluate Interannual Varibility In Nutrient Dynamics In Yaquina Bay.pdf
STORXCom Manual Software Manual Wednesday, June 14, 2017 STORXCom-Manual-Rev-1.2.4.pdf

Satlantic STORXCom software makes it easy to manage your STOR-X data logger or LOBO observing system. Connect the logger to your computer via the supplied USB programming cable to enjoy these features:

Version 1.2.3 released September 13, 2013

STORXCom can be used with any STOR-X data logger having a serial number greater than 0130. To upgrade your older STOR-X to be compatible with STORXCom software, please contact Customer Support to arrange a return for standard servicing and checkup, which includes the required device upgrades.

STORXCom-1.2.4-b137-x86.exe for Windows 7/8/10

LOBOviz is a web based data management and visualization package for LOBO buoy systems. This real-time power gives system users rapid and easy access to the LOBO network to help make informed decisions.

Version 2017.8.24 released August 24, 2017