Pop-up Satellite Tags

Pop-up Archival Transmitting tags (PAT tags, also known as PSATs) provide fisheries-independent information by allowing the remote recovery of data from non-surface-oriented marine animals. Researchers attach the tags externally and program release for when certain parameters are met. Upon release, the tags float to the surface and transmit to the Argos satellite network. Pop-up tags are used to study animals such as tuna, sharks, marlin, swordfish, halibut, eels and sea turtles.

ModelTrackingSensorsSensor Data ArchiveTransmitted Data ProductsLife (days)L x W x H (mm)Weight (g)
Time SeriesDive BehaviorTemperatureMortality
HistosProfiles
MiniPAT-348
Geolocation, Argos (Pop-up)Depth, Temp, Light730124 x 3860
Survivorship PAT-355
Argos (Pop-up)Depth, Temp, Light5 days prior to release (depth)30, 45 or 60124 x 3860
Benthic Survivorship PAT-354
Argos (Pop-up)Accelerometer, Wet/DryUp to 96124 x 3860
Mark Report PAT-376
Argos (Pop-up)Temp`730127 x 2840
ModelTrackingSensorsSensor Data ArchiveTransmitted Data ProductsLife (days)L x W x H (mm)Weight (g)
Time SeriesDive BehaviorTemperatureMortality
HistosProfiles

The MiniPAT tag can collect data for up to two years. However, a limited number of messages can be transmitted after pop-up before the battery expires. Consequently, longer deployments may require slower sampling rates, fewer channels sampled or duty-cycling. The sPAT tag has a fixed deployment time of 30, 45 or 60 days. This is a small representation of our available tags. Tag features and specifications subject to change without notice.

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