DBCP Workshop, La Jolla, October 2006 Iridium ballpark costs Dial-up + SBD modem: $1000 SBD-only modem: $400 Monthly fee: $14 - $30 Call costs: ~$1 per minute $0.1 per kbyte for files > few kbyte Data costs: ~$1.50 per kbyte
DBCP Workshop, La Jolla, October 2006 SAMS activities in polar science Role of sea ice in climate change Several polar deployments Use of Iridium, Orbcomm and Argos EU GreenIce project CryoSat validation Opportunities during IPY 2007-8 Development of new platforms for flux, hydrographic and meteo measurements
DBCP Workshop, La Jolla, October 2006 Global oceanic heat flux
SAMS future plans: Ice platforms for IPY Surface meteorology Vaisala WXT510 multi sensor ? SVP-B drifter as met station Net surface radiation fluxes Kipp & Zonen CNR net radiometers Heat flux through sea ice Ice mass balance Boundary layer currents Sub-ice CTDs GPS Web cam Iridium and Argos comms
DBCP Workshop, La Jolla, October 2006 SAMS future plans: Solar powered Iridium drifters Transparent hulls from Technocean Solar panel equatorial plane SVPB sensor fit Li-ion batteries Iridium 9601 + GPS Extensive diagnostics Participation in DBCP Iridium pilot programme….