"Gravimeter, also called gravity meter: sensitive device for measuring variations in the Earth’s gravitational field, useful e.g. in prospecting for oil, gas and minerals."

Measured: earthquake in South Pacific Ocean

On 8th of December 2016 an earthqauke occured at the Solomon Islands in the Sout Pacific Ocean (→ read more here).

15.000 kilometers away, in Meersburg/Germany at the BGGS facility, Gravity Sensor type GSS30 with S/N23, currently being there for service, was able to measure the shock in terms of ±0.6mGals.

Gravity measurement results are shown unfiltered (GR) and filtered (GF) with 4th order low-pass Bessel filter with a time constant of 174s.

KSS32 for marine application


With its Gravitymeter System KSS32M, BGGS offers a state-of-the-art, gyro-stabilzed platform combined with the proven, updated BGGS sensor GSS32 (spring and mass system with magnetic compensation).

Compared to the predecessor KSS31M, the new platform integrates all electronics (ZE), power supply (PS) and interfaces which results in a very compact sea gravimeter.

All user interaction, data visualization and more is done via the DACQS2 application software.

For more information, check out the KSS32M product flyer or contact us.