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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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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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Tech Tip: Connector Care

Tech Tip: Connector Care

An instrument’s bulkhead connector is often its only pathway for communication. Although they are robust, failure to care for the connector can quickly put an end of to a research expedition. Lean how to properly clean and maintain your instrument’s connectors with...

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Paperclips – Valuable Troubleshooting Tools?

Paperclips – Valuable Troubleshooting Tools?

January 2020 Newsletter Paperclips are handy, but have you used one to troubleshoot an oceanographic sensor? When you’re unable to communicate with your instrument, the humble paperclip is one of the first tools that Sea-Bird Scientific’s technical support team...

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How many pH samples can you fit into a year?

How many pH samples can you fit into a year?

How long can you really trust your sensor to sip energy from its batteries? Properly selecting the right sample interval must strike a balance between a high-resolution dataset and a complete time-series. After some quick calculations, we’ve found the optimal sample...

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Inductive Modem SeaFET/SeapHOx V2

Inductive Modem SeaFET/SeapHOx V2

April 2019 Newsletter Sea-Bird Scientific’s line of ISFET pH sensors only communicate via RS-232. However, savvy integrators can utilize the SBE 44 Underwater Inductive Modem as the link between the SeaFET/SeapHOx and an existing inductive modem mooring, providing...

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Basic Maintenance videos for the SeaFET V2

Basic Maintenance videos for the SeaFET V2

Upgrading to a SeaFET V2 from the original SeaFET is completely internal—aside from the most inaccessible hardware within the instrument, the V2 uses the same housing, sensors, and batteries as the V1. Therefore, the basic maintenance procedures for the V1 and V2 are...

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February 2024 Newsletter

Welcome to the Sea-Bird Swell – our monthly newsletter that gives you the latest on what’s happening at Sea-Bird Scientific and the broader oceanographic community. Introducing Our New Software: Fathom Earlier this month, we released our new SBS Fathom software! Our...

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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