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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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Video: Troubleshooting Analog Sensors

Video: Troubleshooting Analog Sensors

Integrating analog sensors is relatively painless, at least compared to the more finicky RS-232 sensors. But what happens when you've diligently followed the instructions yet fail to receiving data from your sensor? Watch our troubleshooting video to learn our methods...

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Analog Sensor Integration Guide

Analog Sensor Integration Guide

From bottom contact triggers to transmissometers, oceanographic sensor options are vast and diverse, and choosing the right combination of sensors can significantly augment a CTD’s measurement capabilities. Although getting disparate technologies to talk to one...

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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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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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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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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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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...

5 Inductive Modem Configurations

A buoy, a jacketed wire rope, and some exposed metal. In its simplest form, that’s all you need to create an inductive modem (IM) mooring. The buoy supports the surface modem, power supply, and data logging/transmission. Some buoys may also contain weather sensors, or...

What is Oceanography?

Oceanography encompasses so many different elements, but at its core, it is the application of the major scientific disciplines to our oceans. Being an oceanographer can mean you study the physical, geological, chemical, or biological features of the ocean. These...