||A seabed lander comprising a stainless steel tripod with instrument cage, water samplers, water pump, compass, camera system, transmissometer or optical backscatter sensor, 3 current meters, thermistor temperature sensor and an electronic control unit with data logging. The components are independently housed to allow for changes in experimental setup. Sensor operation, data recording and water sampling are synchronised. The water sampling system consists of four cylindrical 15 litre polyethylene bottles, with inlets located 10, 15, 25 and 40 cm off the seabed. The bottles are connected to a centrifugal pump and during the sampling procedure fresh water in the four bottles is replaced by the near-bottom water. The instrument cage is located at the top of the tripod, well above the boundary layer sampling section and the sensors are controlled by a master electronics unit.