Zooplankton Recorder (MOKI)
Rapid mapping of plankton abundance in combination with taxonomic and size composition will be undertaken using the zooplankton recorder MOKI (figure: a predecessor type). The zooplankton recorder can provide high-resolution images of minute objects below 100 μm. Its modular configuration enables the device to be towed by research vessels, to be a component of the FerryBox or to be installed on unmanned platforms, or underwater nodes.
Images of dominant plankton groups can be classified by software and objects can be assigned to their respective environmental parameters: depth, temperature, salinity and oxygen concentration. The instrument has been developed and will be modified and operated by Alfred Wegener Institute.