MacArtney supports observatory project

KM3NeT line Deployment of a KM3NeT neutrino detection line. Picture MacArtney Group

MacArtney France continues to supply Teledyne Oil & Gas connectivity solutions to the pioneering MEUST-NUMerEnv observatory project, the engineers and technicians of which have won the CNRS Awards’ Cristal Collectif Award.

Over the last two decades, MacArtney France has provided connectors to ANTARES (Astronomy with a Neutrino Telescope and Abyss environmental RESearch) and the MEUST (Mediterranean Eurocentre for Underwater Sciences and Technologies), a permanent deep-sea observatory deployed at a depth of 2500m below the sea surface.

The NUMerEnv (Neutrino Mer Environnement) project, the second phase of the MEUST project is a technologically advanced cabled infrastructure hosting the neutrino telescope of the KM3NeT Collaboration and deep-sea observatory, EMSO (European Multidisciplinary Seafloor Observatory), located 40km offshore from Toulon, France.

Continuing help

“MacArtney has been supporting the ANTARES and the MEUST-NUMerEnv projects for almost two decades and will continue to do so in the future. This pioneering work will see advancements in ocean science and our understanding of the Universe itself,” said Olivier FERRE, system sales manager for MacArtney France SAS.

As part of the NUMerEnv project, cabled observatories, connected to land by electro-optical cables provide continuous data transmission and offer unique opportunities for the study of the neutrino - the most mysterious of the elementary particles - and to Ocean Science for the monitoring of deep-sea phenomena.

MacArtney’s scope of supply to this ongoing project includes an ongoing tender for Teledyne Oil & Gas connectors, interlinks, Y cables, jumpers, battery and sensor links.

By Rebecca Jeffrey

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