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 ArchiveMax. Duration (days)L x Ø (mm)Weight (g)
Geolocation, Argos (Pop-Up)Depth, Temp, Light, Wet/Dry36596 x Ø 3346
Geolocation, Argos (Pop-up)Depth, Temp, Light, Accelerometer730118 x Ø 3861
Survivorship PAT-407
Argos (Pop-up)Depth, Temp, Light30/45/60118 x Ø 3861
Benthic Survivorship PAT-408
Argos (Pop-up)Accelerometer, Wet/Dry96118 x Ø 3860
Mark Report PAT-376
Argos (Pop-up)Temp730118 x Ø 2844
ModelTrackingSensorsSensor Data ArchiveMax. Duration (days)L x Ø (mm)Weight (g)

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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