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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Inductive Modem Telemetry
IM systems eliminate the need for connectors entirely, transforming a mooring’s tether into a medium for real-time data transmission.
Q&A: Measurements Along the Tidal Cycle
Zooming in shows salinity and dissolved oxygen are fluctuating heavily alongside the tidal cycle. Can you determine what is causing this?
Q&A: Identifying Data Types
Can you correctly label the 4 plots? Hint: this area is subject to periods of eutrophication during the late summer/early fall.
Celebrating and honoring our LGBTQIA+ communities At Sea-Bird Scientific, we are proud to stand with members of the LGBTQIA+ community during Pride Month 2023. As with last year, we changed our logo on social media to feature a rainbow throughout the month of June in...
Partner Spotlight | Passion for Ocean Science with Ellen Kappel
We are proud to work with such excellent partners, one of them being the team over at Oceanography Magazine! This month, we are excited to feature Ellen Kappel, Oceanography Magazine Editor, for our May Partner Spotlight. Oceanography magazine is an excellent source...
From the Shores of Sea-Bird Scientific | Logan Guillet
It's time for the next edition of From the Shores of Sea-Bird Scientific to highlight another associate for the month of May! This month, we're showcasing Logan Guillet, Assembly Technician at Sea-Bird Scientific! Logan has been with Sea-Bird Scientific for over two...