Sequoia Scientific, Inc. Reaching New Depths with The Metals Company
This Fall deep down in the Pacific Ocean, Sequoia’s prototype LISST-RTSSV instrument will be deployed during a series of deep sea collector tests in coordination with The Metals Company. LISST-RTSSV has been developed for in situ measurement of particle size distribution, particle concentration, and particle settling velocity in near real-time. In this effort, LISST-RTSSV will be mounted on an ROV for investigating particle characteristics of sediment plumes generated by undersea collection operations. These data are key to developing and validating models for plume extent and evolution.
Learn more about the product development which started in 2020 with an ARPA-E SBIR grant:
and ongoing work by MIT colleagues on modelling of plume dynamics:
Photos and caption provided by The Metals Company, “Sequoia’s LISST-RTSSV instrument will be mounted on a Remotely Operated Vehicle (as pictured) and will investigate particle characteristics of sediment plumes generated during The Metals Company’s upcoming pilot nodule collection system trials in the Clarion Clipperton Zone of the Pacific Ocean.”