oceanographic cage by agency 360
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jan 07, 2013
oceanographic cage by agency 360

oceanographic cage by agency 360
the cage at the surface of the water
image © nortekmed



conceived as a collaboration between french designer patrick jouffret of agency 360 and current meters/profiler manufacturers
in france, nortekmed, the oceanographic cage is revealed through an ergonomic form. drawing influences from marine life,
the device floats around on a tripod steel curved structure, forming hydrodynamic geometry. the oceanographic cage can descend
to 4000 meters in depth and makes its own measures through its sensors during some months.




global view 
image © agency 360 



detail with captors
image © agency 360



detail of the hook 
image © agency 360 



machining the foam 
image © nortekmed



the two models of cage 
image © nortekmed 



flotation tests
image © nortekmed 



the cage under water 
image © nortekmed 



installation view



hydrodynamics diagram
image courtesy of agency 360 



operation of the cage 
image courtesy of agency 360 



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