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2022 in a Clam Shell

2022 has been quite the year in ocean science, and here at Sea-Bird Scientific headquarters.  The end of the year gives us all an opportunity to reflect on our wins, things we are grateful for, and propels us to take some time to glimpse at what is to come in 2023.

We wanted to take a moment to first thank all of our partners and collaborators, for continuing to work with us to drive innovation and strategy in powering science-based decisions for a better ocean. We are also so grateful to our employees, both old and new, for continuing to drive excellence and positivity at Sea-Bird Scientific.  Though the year has not been without challenges, we have come out in 2022 stronger as a company, and as a leader in ocean science.

To acknowledge all that we’ve accomplished this year, we’d like to take you through a walk down memory lane:

In January, we held a special session of Sea-Bird University on the HydroCAT-EP V2.

In February, Greg Ikeda presented to Scripps students in a technical forum: “More Than the Sum of Its Parts,” to showcase how multiparameter systems can provide a holistic dataset that can provide valuable insight into environmental interactions.  He reviews data specifically from Hurricane Matthew in 2016, and past case studies.

In March, our team traveled down to Puerto Montt, Chile, to attend the AquaSur tradeshow, which focuses on advancements and innovation in aquaculture and fisheries.

Aquasur tradeshow

In April, three of our female scientists, Kim Martini, Laura Collins, and Erin Keen, presented to students at Scripps on their differing pathways within ocean science, and how it led them to Sea-Bird Scientific.

In June, we celebrated Pride Month, to honor our LGBTQIA+ communities, as well as World Oceans Week, where we highlighted our involvement in critical ocean research programs, such as Argo, and HyperNAV.

In September, we were honored to sponsor the UG2 workshop in Seattle, Washington, where we made valuable connections and conversations with leaders in the underwater glider community.

In October, our team attended the Ocean Optics conference in Quoy Nhon, Binh Dinh Vietnam. We were honored to sponsor two early career scientists in their attendance at Ocean Optics.


We were also so grateful to our partners at The Oceanography Society, for jointly facilitating a Virtual Early Career Awards Ceremony, in which we honored the 2021 recipients of the TOS Early Career Award, an award centered around acknowledging excellence in ocean science.

Not to mention, we also hosted four Sea-Bird University sessions, including colleagues from our Kempten, Germany facility.  Don’t forget to check them out!

In November, we were so excited to launch the new LED Optical Oxygen Sensor, the SBS 83.  This new in-air sensor is set to become the standard for Navis floats as part of the GO-BGC program.  Huge congratulations to the Sea-Bird Scientific team and great thanks to our collaborators for the design and launch of this innovation!

In December, over 30 technicians from NOAA visited our facility in Bellevue, Washington, to get in-person training on a variety of our instruments, as well as tour where the science at Sea-Bird Scientific takes place.

Thank you again to all of our partners, customers, collaborators, and employees for making 2022 a success.  We look forward to your continued success and collaboration in 2023. 

December 19, 2022

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