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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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Q&A: Regular Spikes in Salinity

Q&A: Regular Spikes in Salinity

This salinity profile was from an arctic deployment in rough seas. At a certain point, we see regular salinity spikes of about ± .01 psu in the upcast data. Can you determine what caused this?

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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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Q&A: Moored Data Excursions

Q&A: Moored Data Excursions

February 2020 Newsletter The data above came from a HydroCAT-EP multiparameter probe moored in an estuary near Savannah, Georgia. The highlighted section shows a sudden change in the temperature and salinity data that lasted for approximately 4 days, and continued...

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OCEANS 2022

Sea-Bird Scientific is excited to announce our exhibition at the OCEANS Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia from October 17 - 20 this year. Don't forget to stop by and see us at booth #500. Want to reserve your spot? Register now here. From the organizers: "Global...

Ocean Optics 2022

Sea-Bird Scientific is excited to announce our exhibition at the Ocean Optics Conference in Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh, Vietnam, from October 2 - 7 this year.  Want to reserve your spot? Register now here. From the organizers: "Ocean Optics XXV will take place October 2–7,...

UG2 Workshop 2022

We are so excited to be part of the upcoming Underwater Glider Workshop located in Seattle, Washington. This event is facilitated by the Underwater User Group, an organization supported by the Consortium for Ocean Leadership and IOOS (Integrated Ocean Observing...

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