Profiling floats are providing unprecedented sampling of the global oceans through the international Argo program and others. Sea-Bird offers several products for autonomous profiling. Sea-Bird offers a CTD for integration with floats from a number of float manufacturers, as well as several floats for CTD and Biogeochemical (BGC) applications.
See the following for more details on profiling floats:
- Navis Profiling Float Product Guide - feature comparisons
- Guide to Bio and Biogeochemical Profiling Floats - introduction to biogeochemical sensor integration on Sea-Bird Navis floats
- Biogeochemical Argo - information about extension of Argo program to include biogeochemical observations
- Perspectives for Accuracy and Quality Assurance of CTD & Biogeochemical Data Streams from Autonomous Platforms, Ian D. Walsh, Jochen Klinke, Kim Martini, David Murphy, Sea-Bird Scientific, ALPS II meeting, La Jolla, CA, February 21-24, 2017.