BEIJING, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- A retractable intelligent float observation system to monitor ocean conditions has started its trail run in the waters off Zhoushan, the coastal city of east China's Zhejiang Province, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
The float system, independently developed by the Institute of Oceanology of the CAS, features the technologies of intelligent control and retractable structures to continuously observe ocean profiles such as the water temperatures, depth, turbidity and pH levels in real-time.
The sensors attached to the float equipment can achieve real-time data for judging ocean conditions.
The researchers have also made progress in multi-power supply mode featuring solar and wave energy, as well as the observation of multi-layer wind flux.
There have been 21 sets of float observation system running on the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea.