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CTDs as Data Loggers

CTDs as Data Loggers

The acronym “CTD” might unofficially represent more than just conductivity, temperature, and depth. Since most CTDs include one or more auxiliary sensors, a given CTD package might technically be called a “CTDpHDOFLNTUTr” (CTD + pH + dissolved oxygen + fluorescence +...

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The Argo Program in Numbers

The Argo Program in Numbers

In the last year of news, the dominant story has been a science topic: the coronavirus pandemic. And though most forms of Marine Science have little to do with the global response to COVID-19, its effects are felt in almost every aspect of our own scientific...

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What is the STS Sensor?

What is the STS Sensor?

You never know what’s floating on the surface. That’s why Sea-Bird created the STS – to prevent the main Argo CTD from ingesting surface contaminants, but still obtain surface data. Learn how it helps extend deployments.

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BGC Sensors that Power Argo

BGC Sensors that Power Argo

Did you know that the sensors that power BGC-Argo are also in heavy use on shipboard and moored platforms? Learn about the analogous BGC sensors for deployment on moorings and vessels, and how your field crew can keep stride with ocean robots.

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History of the Argo CTD

History of the Argo CTD

Believe it or not, the first profiling floats couldn’t measure temperature and salinity. They solely traced ocean currents, totally ignorant of the sweet CTD data they were passing by. Adding a CTD changed the game. Learn more about the early beginnings of Argo, and how Sea-Bird’s first float CTD helped change the face of oceanography.

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Video: Simulating an Inductive Mooring

Video: Simulating an Inductive Mooring

Conceptually, inductive moorings seem complex – communicating with 100 instruments through a single cable doesn’t exactly sound intuitive. But, in practice, the setup is surprisingly simple. Watch our latest video to see how easy it is to test and simulate an inductive modem mooring.

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Moored CTD Troubleshooting Guide

Moored CTD Troubleshooting Guide

Deploying a moored CTD can be a game of trust. Nobody wants to return to their long-estranged CTD to find poor data quality. Of course, nobody wants to visit the middle of the ocean everyday either. Fortunately, we’ve created a basic troubleshooting guide for moored...

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5 Inductive Modem Configurations

5 Inductive Modem Configurations

Inductive modem moorings are capable and flexible. Learn how 1 mooring line can facilitate real-time data for up to 100 instruments, in 5 unique configurations.

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Inductive Modem Telemetry

Inductive Modem Telemetry

IM systems eliminate the need for connectors entirely, transforming a mooring’s tether into a medium for real-time data transmission.

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Moored pH Systems

Our Moored pH Systems Ocean pH plays a critical role in the health of the global ocean due to the short timescales relevant to biological activity. With recent studies highlighting the impacts of acidification on the carbon cycle as well as on coral, shellfish,...

Introducing the NEW Fathom Software

Sea-Bird Scientific is thrilled to release the newest innovation in software: Fathom. Fathom: Exploring the depths of your data. Sea-Bird Scientific’s Fathom software makes working with your instruments transparent and simple. View instrument status and diagnostics,...

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