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RS-232 Sensor Integration Guide

RS-232 Sensor Integration Guide

Unlike analog auxiliary sensors, instruments that output serial RS-232 data are more challenging to integrate with Sea-Bird Scientific CTDs. Despite RS-232 being a standard communication protocol, most instruments have a unique data output format and command set. As...

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Sea-Bird Scientific Photo Contest

Sea-Bird Scientific Photo Contest

From today until April 30th , submit your best photos and view entries to our 5 categories for a chance to win one of several prizes, including Sea-Bird Scientific swag and some grand prizes. Most Biofouled Sea-Bird Scientific instrument: biofouling sets in and–in...

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Tech Tip: Cable Search

Tech Tip: Cable Search

Consider this hypothetical situation: you find a loose cable with a 6-pin connector and a 4-pin connector - exactly what you need to connect an oxygen sensor to your CTD. However, just because the cable ends fit on the instrument connectors, you still don’t know if...

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Q&A: Temperature Mismatch

Q&A: Temperature Mismatch

Although they should match perfectly, the two sensors rarely reported the same temperature value throughout their deployment. Furthermore, the 16plusV2 appeared to stop logging, although the batteries still had life upon recovery. Can you identify the problem?

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Tech Tip: Julian Days Format

Tech Tip: Julian Days Format

Tech Tip: Julian Days Format “Julian Days” is a numerical timestamp format, calculated by Sea-Bird Scientific CTDs as the number of the days since Jan 1 of that year (e.g., noon on Feb 3 = 34.5). While this format is useful, it is usually more convenient to display...

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Q&A: Diagnosing Salinity Spikes

Q&A: Diagnosing Salinity Spikes

Q&A: Diagnosing Salinity Spikes The figure above shows a time series of salinity from a moored CTD. For most of the deployment, salinity showed frequent downward spikes, dropping from an expected range of 18-26 psu to near zero. Can you determine the cause?...

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Product Update | AC-9 Discontinuation and Service Timelines

Product Update | AC-9 Discontinuation and Service Timelines

In 2011, the Sea-Bird Scientific AC-9 (formerly WETLabs AC-9) was discontinu­ed and replaced by the Sea-Bird Scientific AC-S. We recognize that many users rely on Sea-Bird Scientific products for several years, so we have continued to offer Best Effort Service for the...

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Ocean Sciences 2020 Conference Posters

Ocean Sciences 2020 Conference Posters

Missed us at Ocean Sciences 2020? Check out digital copies of our Science Team’s conference posters to learn more about what they are working on: Field Performance of an ISFET Based Profiling pH SensorCharles W. Branham, Vladislav Simontov, Yuichiro Takeshita &...

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Q&A: Two Symptoms of the Same Problem

Q&A: Two Symptoms of the Same Problem

May 2020 Newsletter The data above show two major symptoms of the same problem occurring in different locations on a 19plusV2 profiling CTD. On the left, oxygen appears to drop below zero and is highly erratic during the downcast (light blue). However, once it hits a...

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Tech Tip: Troubleshooting a misfiring bottle

Tech Tip: Troubleshooting a misfiring bottle

Tech Tip: Troubleshooting a misfiring bottle The SBE 32 and SBE 55 water samplers utilize a unique electromagnetic design to reliably capture water. Did you know that the latches are also dishwasher safe? Watch this video to learn how to remove and clean water sampler...

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World Oceans Week at Sea-Bird Scientific: World Oceans Day 2022

Each year on June 8th, the United Nations celebrates World Oceans Day - each year promoting a new theme of action needed for our oceans, and ultimately our planet. Nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, companies, and individuals around the globe join...

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