Website Updates Archive

This page archives old updates from previous years, when they are removed from the current Updates page.

Date Update Description
8/10/15 Added ability to order following additional products online: SBE 37-SM, SMP, SMP-ODO, SI, SIP, SIP-IDO (click Buy Now button on product page).
7/29/15 Added Field Service Bulletin 28: SBE 39plus / SBE 56 USB Connectivity Problem.
Updated Seasoft V2 and Seaterm V2 installations, to fix USB driver problem addressed in Field Service Bulletin 28.
7/21/15 Added press release on Team Durafet's $250,000 prize in Wendy Schmidt Ocean Helath XPRIZE.
5/1/15 Added product list dropdown selection for the Contact Support form.
4/30/15 Updated Contact Sales and Contact Support forms for inclusion of Captcha anti-spam.
3/23/15 Updated Sea-Bird Europe pages to add more instruments that can be serviced at our facility in Germany: SBE 33 Carousel Deck Unit, SBE 36 CTD Deck Unit & Power Data Interface Module (PDIM), and SBE 39plus Temperature (pressure optional) Recorder.
3/04/15 Updated SBE 13 and SBE 23 DO Sensor Trade-In Program details to indicate that trade-in offer has expired and that we are no loner servicing or calibrating these instrument.
2/10/15 Added white paper: Comparison of Argo Float Pressure Sensor Performance: Druck versus Kistler.
12/19/14 New Cable Search interface implemented.
12/02/14 Added case study: Observing a Western Mediterranean overturn event with a Navis BGC autonomous profiling float.
10/09/14 Added Field Service Bulletin 27: SBE 37 MicroCATs with Optical Dissolved Oxygen.
9/19/14

Released new website. The new site has all the content of the old site. Navigation is similar to the old site, to ease the transition for current customers. The biggest functional change is the creation of tabbed product pages, with all the information relating to a product in one place (all tabs do not appear for all products):

  • Features — the ‘front side’ of the datasheet, with text and photos describing the product
  • Specifications — product specifications and dimensional drawings
  • Gallery — photos with callouts, illustrating various product features
  • Documents — links to product brochure, manual(s), reference sheet(s), applicable software manuals, and applicable application notes in .pdf form for easy downloading and printing
  • Software — descriptions of applicable software, along with the software files for downloading
  • FAQ — FAQs applicable to that product (there is still a general FAQ page that lists all FAQs, just like on the old site)
  • Configuration — part numbers, descriptions, and graphics to assist in ordering the appropriate features
  • Accessories — information on cables, mount kits, and other spare parts
  • Compare — comparison of the instrument to other instruments in the same category (for example, a comparison of all profiling instruments)

If you encounter bugs or navigation that you find difficult or non-intuitive, please send an email to dbresko@seabird.com with the details (the page URL, what you saw, what you were trying to do, what browser you are using) so we can review and fix any problems.

9/02/14 Upgraded SeatermV2 to 2.4.1. Reload/Refresh FTP Site Listing once it appears on your screen to retrieve latest version from server.
Upgraded Deployment Endurance Calculator to 1.6. Reload/Refresh FTP Site Listing once it appears on your screen to retrieve latest version from server.
Added manual, reference sheet, and driver installation guide for SBE 39plus.
Updated zipped version of Sea-Bird website on our FTP site (09-02-14_SBE_website.ZIP in Website folder). File can be downloaded and unzipped onto a local machine, for reference on your next cruise. Reload/Refresh FTP Site Listing once it appears on your screen to retrieve latest version from server.
7/31/15 Updated zipped version of Sea-Bird website on our FTP site (07-31-14_SBE_website.ZIP in Website folder). File can be downloaded and unzipped onto a local machine, for reference on your next cruise. Reload/Refresh FTP Site Listing once it appears on your screen to retrieve latest version from server.
07/08/14 Introduced Sea-Bird and WET Labs Student Equipment Loan Program for 2015.
5/01/14 Added signup for Sea-Bird Scientific Newsletter.
4/16/14 Added published poster to list of technical references: Slope to Basin and Vertical Particle Transport Dynamics Measured with a Profiling Biogeochemical Float.
3/17/14 Added SBE 25 (not 25plus) and SBE 29 to list of instruments that can be serviced at Sea-Bird's European facility.
2/24/14 Added published posters to list of technical references: New Generation of Instrumentation for Navis Profiling Floats and Improving Argo Float Data: Steps toward Implementing Onboard Cell Thermal Mass Corrections.
Introduced SBE 39plus Temperature (optional pressure) Recorder, a successor to SBE 39.
2/12/14 Added announcement on SBE 13Y and 23Y Dissolved Oxygen Sensor Trade-In Program.
1/06/14 Added Application Note 95: Setting Up Teledyne Benthos Altimeter with Sea-Bird Profiling CTD.
12/11/13 Added announcement about formation of Coastal and Inland Business Unit, Sea-Bird Coastal.
10/25/13 Added Beta Online Service Request Form for automatically generating RMA numbers for shipping instruments to Sea-Bird for calibration and/or repairs (for work to be done in our U.S. facility).
10/01/13 Added announcement about formation of new Science Team for Sea-Bird Scientific.
9/18/13 Updated Application Note 90: Absolute Salinity and TEOS-10: Sea-Birds Implementation to reflect implementation in SBE Data Processing version 7.23.1. This version of SBE Data Processing has a new module, Derive TEOS-10, and a new seawater calculator module SeaCalc III (replacing SeaCalc II).
9/17/13 Upgraded SBE Data Processing and Seasave V7 to 7.23.1. Reload/Refresh FTP Site Listing once it appears on your screen to retrieve latest version from server.
Upgraded SeatermV2 to 2.3.0. Reload/Refresh FTP Site Listing once it appears on your screen to retrieve latest version from server.
Upgraded SeatermAF V2 to 2.1.4. Reload/Refresh FTP Site Listing once it appears on your screen to retrieve latest version from server.
8/29/13 Introduced Navis Autonomous Profiling Float with Integrated Biogeochemical (BGC) Sensors.  
8/27/13 Added SBE 26plus and SBE 32 to list of instruments that can be serviced at Sea-Bird's European facility.  
8/22/13 Added Navis Profiling Float Product Guide, a selection matrix for the best Navis product for your application.  
7/19/13 Added Field Service Bulletin 26: SBE 49 FastCAT CTD.
6/18/13 Added Application Note 94: Wide-Range Conductivity Calibration.
5/16/13 Upgraded SeatermV2 to 2.2.6c. Reload/Refresh FTP Site Listing once it appears on your screen to retrieve latest version from server.
4/29/13 Upgraded SBE Data Processing to 7.22.5a. Reload/Refresh FTP Site Listing once it appears on your screen to retrieve latest version from server.
Upgraded SeatermV2 to 2.2.6b. Reload/Refresh FTP Site Listing once it appears on your screen to retrieve latest version from server.
3/29/13 Added Beta Cable Search page to allow you to search for cables, including y-cables for multiple auxiliary sensors connected to a single end cap connector.
3/27/13 Removed SeaCAT Trade-In Offer.
3/20/13 Added SBE 16, 16plus, 16plus V2, 19, 19plus, 19plus V2, 21, 45, 49, 50, and 52-MP to list of instruments supported by our repair and calibration facility in Germany.
3/19/13 Added Notice 3: Last Call for Warranty Claims for failed Druck Pressure Sensors on Argo CTDs concerning Argo float Druck Pressure Sensor Micro-Leak Problem and Warranty Replacement.
3/11/13 Added published paper to list of technical references: Biogeochemical Monitoring of the Oceans Using Autonomous Profiling Floats.
12-28-12 Introduced additional versions of SBE 37-IMP-ODO and 37-SMP MicroCATs (which include an SDI-12 interface along with RS-232 interface). Posted manuals and reference sheets for these MicroCATs.
12-10-12 Added published paper to list of technical references: Environmental Monitoring of Dredging Operations.
12-03-12 Announced award for 2013 Student Equipment Loan Program.
10-11-12 Updated information on shipment of batteries for SBE 37 MicroCATs and SBE 44s (Do not return these used batteries to Sea-Bird. Remove batteries from instrument prior to shipping to Sea-Bird. If you send batteries to Sea-Bird, we will not return them to you. Additionally, we will charge you a $50 battery disposal fee per instrument.)
10-04-12 Introduced Navis Autonomous Profiling Float and Navis Autonomous Profiling Float with Biogeochemical (BGC) Sensors.
08-08-12 Added Videos page, covering O-ring, connector, and cable maintenance; SBE 32 Carousel Water Sampler maintenance; SBE 5T Pump maintenance; SBE 18 and 27 pH Sensor calibration; and SBE 16/19 SeaCAT maintenance.
07-17-12 Added Application Note 93: CTD Basics (basic explanation of CTD systems).
06-29-12 Updated Sea-Bird and WET Labs Student Equipment Loan Program for 2013.
06-15-12 Added SBE 37-SMP-ODO RS-485 manual.
05-16-12 Introduced SBE 37-IMP-ODO MicroCAT, providing moored conductivity, temperature, pressure (optional), and optical dissolved oxygen measurements.
05-08-12 Introduced SBE 37-SMP-ODO MicroCAT, providing moored conductivity, temperature, pressure (optional), and optical dissolved oxygen measurements.
05-07-12 Updated Product configuration and Third party configuration pages to correspond to 2012 price list.
04-11-12 Added SBE 25plus manual and reference sheet.
Added Field Service Bulletin 25: SBE 56 Temperature Sensors.
Added Wall Street Journal article about Wave Glider, which uses Sea-Bird sensors to list of technical references: A New Wave of Ocean Explorers.
03-21-12 Added published paper to list of technical references: Drift Measurements in Pressure Sensors.
Added Marine Technology Reporter article about Sea-Bird to list of technical references: Small Beginnings, Global Impacts.
03-12-12 Added SBE 63 manual and reference sheet.
02-20-12 Introduced SBE 25plus Sealogger CTD, a successor to SBE 25.
01-17-12 Added Field Service Bulletin 24: SBE 43, 43I, and 43F Dissolved Oxygen Sensors.
Added French translation of Sea-Bird Europe page.
01-10-12 Added German translation of Sea-Bird Europe page.
01-03-12 Added announcement on Liquid Robotics PacX Challenge.
11-10-11 Introduced SBE 63 Optical Dissolved Oxygen Sensor, an individually calibrated, high-accuracy DO sensor.
11-01-11 Added Field Service Bulletin 23: SBE 37 MicroCATs with Batteries (SMP, IMP) and SBE 44 Underwater Inductive Modems.
Upgraded Deployment Endurance Calculator to 1.3 to reflect change in battery capacity recommended in Field Service Bulletin 23.
Updated Application Note 89 (Retrofit Battery Pack for SBE 37 MicroCAT and SBE 44 Underwater Inductive Modem) to incorporate information in Field Service Bulletin 23.
Updated MicroCAT and SBE 44 Change Notice to incorporate information in Field Service Bulletin 23.
10-04-11 Added published paper to list of technical references: Physical Oceanographic Data from Seaglider Trials in Stratified Coastal Waters Using a New Pumped Payload CTD.
08-16-11 Added information on Trade-in Program for SBE 16 and SBE 19 SeaCATs.
08-15-11 Added information on opening of a European calibration and repair center in Kempten, Germany.
Added to list of technical references: Improving CTD Data from Gliders by Optimizing Sample Rate and Flow Past Sensors, as appeared in Ocean News & Technology.
07-27-11 Added Technical Reference Manual for Inductive Modem Module (IMM).
07-01-11 Added change notice regarding a redesign of latches on SBE 55 ECO Water Sampler and SBE 32 Carousel Water Sampler (32, 32C, and 32SC).
06-20-11 Added Field Service Bulletin 22: SBE 3 Frequency shift with SBE 25 CTD and Cold Temperature Applications.
06-07-11 Updated brochure, RS-232 manual, and RS-232 reference sheet for redesigned SBE 37-SIP (redesign of pump, housing, and electronics). Redesign brings significant benefits without increasing price. Sea-Bird began shipping these instruments in late April 2011; we will continue to provide old design on request, until end of September 2011 (see change notice for details).
05-23-11 Converted technical paper on Inductive Moorings into an application note (Application Note 92: Real-Time Oceanography with Inductive Moorings and the Inductive Modem Module (IMM)), added information on 37-IMP-IDO, and updated list of mooring system vendors.
05-13-11 Added announcement regarding printing of user manuals.
05-02-11 Added May 2011 issue of New Products & Services Summary.
04-25-11 Updated brochure, manual, and reference sheet for SBE 19plus V2, which is now compatible with WET Labs RS-232 sensors, including WET Labs Triplet. Triplet is a three-optical-sensor instrument (user selection of fluorometers and scattering sensors), and can be integrated via 19plus V2's RS-232 channel.
Updated brochure, manual, and reference sheet for SBE 16plus-IM V2, which is now compatible with WET Labs RS-232 sensors, including WET Labs Triplet. Triplet is a three-optical-sensor instrument (user selection of fluorometers and scattering sensors), and can be integrated via 16plus-IM V2's RS-232 channel.
04-21-11 Updated brochure, manual, and reference sheet for SBE 16plus V2, which is now compatible with WET Labs RS-232 sensors, including WET Labs Triplet. Triplet is a three-optical-sensor instrument (user selection of fluorometers and scattering sensors), and can be integrated via 16plus V2's RS-232 channel.
04-20-11 Updated brochure, manual, and reference sheet for redesigned SBE 37-IMP (redesign of pump, housing, electronics, and battery pack). Redesign brings significant benefits without increasing price. Sea-Bird began shipping these instruments in late April 2011; we will continue to provide old design on request, until end of September 2011 (see change notice for details).
04-19-11 Updated brochure, RS-232 manual, and RS-232 reference sheet for redesigned SBE 37-SMP (redesign of pump, housing, electronics, and battery pack). Redesign brings significant benefits without increasing price. Sea-Bird began shipping these instruments in late April 2011; we will continue to provide old design on request, until end of September 2011 (see change notice for details).
04-08-11 Introduced SBE 56 Temperature Logger, a low-cost, high-accuracy temperature and time logger.
03-31-11 Added change notice regarding a redesign of pump, housing, electronics, and battery pack for SBE 37 Pumped MicroCATs (37-IMP, 37-SMP, 37-SIP). Redesign brings significant benefits without increasing price. Sea-Bird will ship these instruments starting in April 2011; we will continue to provide old design on request, until end of September 2011.
03-11-11 Added manual for SBE 37-SIP-IDO RS-232 MicroCAT, which measures conductivity, temperature, (optional) pressure, and dissolved oxygen.
01-06-11 Added announcement welcoming Satlantic to Sea-Bird Scientific.
12-13-10 Introduced SBE 37-SIP-IDO, completing family of MicroCAT moored CTDs with Integrated Dissolved Oxygen.
10-13-10 Added Field Service Bulletin 21: SBE 39-IM Mechanical Modification.
09-03-10 Introduced Sea-Bird and WET Labs Student Equipment Loan Program.
08-12-10 Introduced SBE 37-SMP-IDO and 37-IMP-IDO, bringing Integrated Dissolved Oxygen to MicroCAT moored CTDs.
08-03-10 Added 1-page Quick Start Reference Sheet for Seasave V7.
07-30-10 Added additional information on Oil Spill deployments.
07-08-10 Added Customer Applications using Sea-Bird Instruments.
06-17-10 Updated Oil Spill Deployment Recommendations, adding Quickstart procedure for SBE 19plus and 19plus V2 used for internally recording data.
Added links to customer satisfaction survey.
06-02-10 Updated Oil Spill Deployment Recommendations, adding Quick Reference sheets for avoiding oil contamination, setting up specific instruments for deployment, and cleaning.
06-17-10 Updated Oil Spill Deployment Recommendations, adding a Quickstart procedure for an SBE 19plus and 19plus V2 used for internally recording data.
Added links to customer satisfaction survey.
06-02-10 Updated Oil Spill Deployment Recommendations, adding Quick Reference sheets for avoiding oil contamination, setting up specific instruments for deployment, and cleaning.
05-26-10 Added manual for Glider Payload CTD (which measures conductivity, temperature, and pressure, and optionally, dissolved oxygen). It is a modular, low-power profiling instrument for autonomous gliders with high accuracy necessary for research, inter-comparison with moored observatory sensors, updating circulation models, and leveraging data collection opportunities from operational vehicle missions.
05-21-10 Added Oil Spill Deployment Recommendations to our Recommended Practices FAQ page, in response to customer inquiries regarding using Sea-Bird CTDs in Gulf of Mexico for monitoring oil spill.
04-16-10 Added Field Service Bulletin 20: SBE 55 ECO Water Sampler Mechanical Modification.
04-15-10 Added Field Service Bulletin 19: SBE 16plus V2 SeaCAT Firmware Error.
04-07-10 Introduced Glider Payload CTD, which measures conductivity, temperature, and pressure, and optionally, dissolved oxygen. It is a modular, low-power profiling instrument for autonomous gliders with high accuracy necessary for research, inter-comparison with moored observatory sensors, updating circulation models, and leveraging data collection opportunities from operational vehicle missions.
03-02-10 Added Notice 2: Request for Help from Argo Data Management Group concerning Argo Float Druck Pressure Sensor Micro-Leak Problem and Warranty Replacement.
02-26-10 Introduced Underwater Inductive Modem Module (UIMM), which provides a quick way for system integrators and instrument/sensor manufacturers to adapt new or pre-existing RS-232 instruments, such as acoustic current meters, Doppler profilers, optical sensors, etc., for integration with real-time moorings using Sea-Bird’s Inductive Modem (IM) telemetry.
Added to list of technical references: Calibration, Response and Hysteresis in Deep Sea Dissolved Oxygen Measurements, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology.
02-24-10 Added to list of technical references: On the Use of a Secondary Standard to Improve Autosal Calibration, as appeared in a Poster Presentation at AGU Ocean Sciences, 22-26 February 2010.
11-02-09 In January 2010, Sea-Bird is moving around the corner (new address and directions).
09-14-09 Added to list of technical references: Considerations for CTD Spatial and Temporal Resolution on Moving Platforms, as appeared in Ocean News & Technology.
07-20-09 Added information on Argo Float Druck Pressure Sensor Micro-Leak Problem and Warranty Replacement.
07-15-09 Added Application Note 90: Absolute Salinity and TEOS-10: Sea-Bird's Implementation Plans.
06-03-09 Added Deployment Endurance Calculator, a calculator for determining deployment length for moored instruments, based on user-input deployment scheme, instrument power requirements, and battery capacity. Check Deployment Endurance Calculator description for more details and information on downloading software.
04-28-09 Added Application Note 64-3: SBE 43 Dissolved Oxygen Sensor -- Hysteresis Corrections.
04-16-09 Added Field Service Bulletin 18: PN 90402 SBE 45 Power, Navigation, & Remote Temperature Interface Box Wiring Error.
12-31-08 Electronics have been redesigned in new SBE 37-IM and 37-IMP MicroCATs (digital firmware version 3.0 and higher), providing significant improvement without increasing prices. Bigger memory, longer pumping time (37-IMP), and ability to upload data at high baud rates via an internal RS-232 connector are among improvements.
12-23-08 Added preliminary summary of SBE 41 and 41CP sensor performance on Argo profiling floats: Accuracy and Stability of Argo SBE 41 and SBE 41CP CTD Conductivity and Temperature Sensors
12-08-08 Added poster presentation from 4th Aquarius/Sac-D Science Workshop: Measurement of Salinity and Temperature Profiles through the Sea Surface on Argo Floats
11-04-08 Added SeatermV2 terminal program for communicating with SBE 16plus V2, 16plus-IM V2, 19plus V2, 37 (firmware 3.0 and higher), 54 and PN 90588 Tsunameter. Check SeatermV2 description for more details and downloading information.
09-26-08 Added Field Service Bulletin 17: SBE 37-SI / 37-SIP MicroCAT Data Storage Error.
09-24-08 Added to list of published papers about Sea-Bird instruments and/or data from Sea-Bird instruments:
Dissolved oxygen extrema in the Arctic ocean halocline from the North Pole to the Lincoln Sea, Falkner et al, Deep Sea Research, I 52 (2005) 1138 - 1154.
08-28-08 Updated Field Service Bulletin 15 (Alert and Handling Precautions -- MicroCATs with Plastic ShallowCAT Housing Option) to also include SBE 49 FastCATs with plastic housing option.
08-05-08 Added Field Service Bulletin 16: Deck Unit / Interface Box Update for Newer NMEA Devices.
07-25-08 Added Field Service Bulletin 15: Alert and Handling Precautions -- MicroCATs with Plastic ShallowCAT Housing Option.
07-16-08 Added Subscription Form for e-mail notification of new products, significant product changes, software updates, etc.
07-10-08 Added Application Note 89:Retrofit Battery Pack for SBE 37 MicroCAT and SBE 44 Underwater Inductive Modem.
07-02-08 Added announcement regarding Glider Payload CTD currently under development.
05-16-08 Added New Products & Services Summary #8.
04-25-08 Added announcement regarding new battery pack for SBE 37-SM, 37-SMP, 37-IM, and 37-IMP MicroCATs, and SBE 44 Underwater Inductive Modem, and new electronics for SBE 37-SM, 37-SMP, 37-SI, and 37-SIP MicroCATs.
Updated Application Notes 64 and 64-2 to coincide with release of Sea-Bird calibration equation for SBE 43 Dissolved Oxygen Sensor.
04-01-08 Added Application Note 88: Frame Coating Repair for SBE 32 Carousel Water Sampler.
03-31-08 Added published papers:
- Long-Term Oxygen Measurements, as seen in International Ocean Systems, Volume 12, Number 2, March/April 2008
- Company Spotlight: Sea-Bird Electronics, as seen in Ocean News & Technology, Volume 14, Issue 2, March 2008.
03-26-08 Added poster presentations from 2008 Ocean Sciences Meeting:
- STS: An Instrument for Extending Argo Temperature and Salinity Measurements through the Sea Surface
- Improvements to the SBE 43 Oxygen Calibration Algorithm
- Assessing the Calibration Stability of Oxygen Sensor Data on Argo profiling floats using routine WOCE monitoring data from HOT
03-13-08 Added Field Service Bulletin 14: SBE 39 and 39-IM Leap Year Error.
03-03-08 Introduced Version 2 (V2) SeaCATplus -- SBE 16plus V2, 16plus-IM V2, and 19plus V2.
Updated Product configuration and Third party configuration  pages to correspond to 2008 price list.
12-28-07 Added published paper on Water Quality Monitor (WQM) co-developed with WET Labs, Inc. -- WQM: A New Integrated Water Quality Monitoring Package for Long-Term In-Situ Observation of Physical and Biogeochemical Parameters.
12-20-07 Added Field Service Bulletin 13: Jackscrew Replacements.
12-07-07 Added poster on results of moored deployments of SBE 43 Dissolved Oxygen Sensors in high biological fouling coastal environments -- Extend Your Dissolved Oxygen Measurements in High Fouling Environments.
10-08-07 Added published paper on results of moored deployments of SBE 43 Dissolved Oxygen Sensors with SBE 16plus CTDs in a high biological fouling coastal environment -- Getting More Mileage out of Dissolved Oxygen Sensors in Long-Term Moored Applications.
09-05-07 Added information to Announcementspage on Water Quality Monitor (WQM) co-developed with WET Labs.
05-31-07 Added information on SBE 5M and 5T pumps with plastic housing option.
05-15-07 AddedField Service Bulletin 12: Retrofit for SBE 39s with Firmware Version 2.0 through 2.2.
05-01-07 Added Application Note 87: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for the Web Labs ECO-BB Scattering / Turbidity Meter.
04-06-07 Introduced SBE 55 ECO Water Sampler, a small 3- or 6-bottle sampler for depths to 600 meters.
03-19-07 Upgraded Seasave V7 to 7.10, first official release version of Seasave V7. Check revision listing for more details.
Added Seaterm54, a terminal program for communicating with SBE 54 and PN 90588 Tsunameter. Later incorporated in SeatermV2.
03-16-07 Added information to Announcements page on use of Sea-Bird software with Microsoft Vista operating system.
02-26-07 Added Application Note 86: Change to SBE 9plus CTD Bottom Contact Switch Connector (JB6).
02-05-07 Added information on SBE 43 Dissolved Oxygen Sensor with plastic housing option; see Announcements page for details.
12-22-06 Added Field Service Bulletin 11: Retrofit for MicroCATs with Integral Pumps (37-IMP, 37-SMP, 37-SIP).
12-14-06 Added Application Note 85: Handling of Ferrite Core on Instruments with Inductive Modem Telemetry.
12-04-06 AddedField Service Bulletin 10: Retrofit for Support of SBE 39 Battery to eliminate battery vibration due to cable strumming or support vibrations (Note: Very few customers have had problems with battery vibration).
11-09-06 Added Field Service Bulletin 9: SeaCAT FLASHINIT Error (Note: It is anticipated that very few customers will have a problem with this bug).
11-08-06 Added 250-meter plastic housing option (ShallowCAT) for all MicroCATs. See MicroCAT datasheets (SBE 37-SM, SMP, IM, IMP, SI, SIP) for details.
09-14-06 Added more information on Inductive Modem (IM) applications:
- Updated Real-Time Oceanography with Inductive Moorings to add information on use of IM systems in fresh water.
- Added Comparison of Inductive Modem Modules (IMMs) to Surface Inductive Modems (SIMs) and OEM Underwater Inductive Modems.
- Added Inductive Modem power requirements for various system configurations.
07-31-06 Added Application Note 84: Using Instruments with Druck Pressure Sensors in Muddy or Biologically Productive Environments.
04-05-06 Added Beta Release of Seasave V7, an entirely new version of Seasave. Check Seasave V7 for more details and information on downloading software.
12-30-05 Introduced SBE 52-MP Moored Profiler CTD and Optional Dissolved Oxygen Sensor.
12-16-05 Added Field Service Bulletin 8: SBE 26plus Wave Sample Duration Error.
Added Field Service Bulletin 83: Deployment of Moored Instruments.
10-31-05 Added Application Note 82: Guide to Specifying a CTD.
10-11-05 Added Application Note 81: Entering Calibration Coefficients for D & A Instruments OBS-3+ Optical Backscatter Sensor.
09-29-05 Added Field Service Bulletin 7: SBE 39 Memory Limitations.
09-28-05 Added Application Note 78: Inductive Modem Module (IMM) Quick Start Instructions, Application Note 79: Configuring Inductive Modem Module (IMM) for Logic Level Serial (LSS), and Application Note 80: Inductive Modem (IM) Communication between Two Inductive Modem Modules (IMMs).
05-26-05 Introduced SBE 53 BPR Bottom Pressure Recorder.
05-16-05 Added Application Note 77: Entering Calibration Coefficients for the Seapoint Ultraviolet Fluorometer.
01-28-05 Introduced SBE 39-IM Temperature (optional Pressure) Recorder with Inductive Modem interface.
11-30-04 Added Configuration Details pages for each product, listing standard features and options for each product with their Sea-Bird part numbers, and providing explanatory information, illustrations, and photographs to guide you in selecting appropriate configuration for your application. Access from Instruments by Model Number page (click on Ordering for desired product), or Product Configuration Options & Accessories page (click on more details for desired product).
09-14-04 Added NiMH Battery Packs and Charger. See Manuals page.
08-26-04 Added Field Service Bulletin 6: SBE 9plus CTD Retrofit for Use with Alkaline-Powered Searam.
08-23-04 Added Battery and Memory Budget Calculator (SBE_Battery_Budget_Calculator_v1_082004.xls) to FTP Site for downloading.
Added Application Note 76: pH or pH/ORP Sensors and Moored Applications.
08-20-04 Added Application Note75: Maintenance of SBE 5T and 5M Pumps.
07-13-04 Added Application Note 74: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for Turner Cyclops-7 Fluorometer.
06-24-04 Added Application Note 73: Using Instruments with Pressure Sensors at Elevations Above Sea Level.
05-12-04 Added manual and reference sheet for RS-485 version of 16plus SeaCAT.
05-07-04 Introduced SBE 26plus Seagauge Wave and Tide Recorder.
04-27-04 Updated specification sheet for Inductive Cable Coupler (ICC) for new design.
04-21-04 Added announcement regarding new regulations on shipping wood crates.
02-02-04 Added Application Note72: Setting Up WET Labs ECO-FL Fluorometer with Bio-Wiper™.
12-15-03 Introduced BE 37-SIPMicroCAT C-T Sensor with integral, internal pump.
12-02-03 Added A Year of Oxygen Measurements from Argo Floats, Poster Presentation from the 1st ARGO Science Workshop, Tokyo, Japan, 12 - 14 November 2003.
11-06-03 Added Field Service Bulletin 5: Electrostatic Discharge and SBE 41 / 41CP CTD Sensors.
Added Application Note 27Druck: Strain Gauge Pressure Sensor Error Sources.
10-23-03 Added Spare Parts Kit list. The list provides Sea-Bird part numbers and links to spare parts kit documents for our most commonly used kits.
08-22-03 Added Field Service Bulletin 4: Retrofit for Mounting of SBE 19plus SeaCAT in Optional Cage.
(Note: We are mailing retrofit kits to customers for all SBE 19plus cages shipped prior to August 1, 2003.)
06-27-03 Added Application Note 11 Chelsea: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for the Chelsea PAR Light Sensor.
05-07-03 Introduced Seasoft for Waves, a complete Windows program for SBE 26 Seagauge Wave and Tide Recorder. Seasoft for Waves - Win32 can be used instead of Seasoft for Waves - DOS. Download Seasoft for Waves from SeasoftWaves-Win32 folder our FTP site.
Note: SeatermW, terminal program module in software, has been available since July 2002, but has now been incorporated in complete package.
04-23-03 Introduced 37-IMP and 37-SMP MicroCAT C-T Recorders with integral, internal pump.
03-24-03 Added information on shipping lithium batteries.
03-10-03 Added SBE 16plus-IM specification sheet.
02-06-03 Revised announcement regarding discontinuation of SBE 13 and 23 Beckman DO sensor replacement modules. We no longer have any Beckman replacement modules available.
01-07-03 Removed Application Note 65: Interfacing Pro-Oceanus Gas Tension Device (GTD) to SBE 16plus SeaCAT. More up-to-date information on this interface has been incorporated in SBE 16plus manual, eliminating need for application note.
12-26-02 Added announcement regarding Brooke Ocean Technology's instrumented metering sheave software for use with Seasave.
Added specification sheet for SBE 35RT Digital Reversing Thermometer.
11-18-02 Added Application Note 71: Desiccant Use and Regeneration (drying).
10-23-02 Added announcement regarding discontinuation of SBE 13 and 23 Beckman DO sensor replacement modules.
10-08-02 Added Third Party Mount Kit List. The list provides Sea-Bird part numbers and links to mount kit drawings for our most commonly used kits for mounting third party instruments to Sea-Bird instruments.
10-03-02 Added  Application Note 70: Installing Anti-Foulant Device Mount Kit on SBE 4, 16, 19, and 21 Conductivity Cells.
09-17-02 Added Development of an Optimized Dissolved Oxygen Sensor for Oceanographic Profiling to technical references.
09-03-02 Added Sea-Bird Mount Kit List. The list provides Sea-Bird part numbers and links to mount kit drawings for our most commonly used kits for mounting Sea-Bird instruments to other Sea-Bird instruments.
08-21-02 Added Cable List. The list provides Sea-Bird part numbers and links to cable drawings for our most commonly used cables.
07-18-02 Added specification sheet for Carousel Auto Fire Module (AFM).
Added specification sheet for SBE Improved OTE Model 110 Water Sampler Bottles.
07-16-02 Added Application Note 64-2: SBE 43 Dissolved Oxygen Sensor Calibration and Data Correction using Winkler Titrations.
07-11-02 Added Application Note 69: Conversion of Pressure to Depth.
07-09-02 Introduced SeatermW, a Windows program for SBE 26 Seagauge Wave and Tide Recorder. SeatermW, first release in our development of Seasoft for Waves - Win32, can be used instead of WDisp, Plan26, and Term26 modules in Seasoft for Waves - DOS.
04-10-02 Added Application Note 68: Using USB Ports to Communicate with Sea-Bird Instruments.
04-01-02 Added representative in Ireland to Overseas Sales Representatives.
03-19-02 Added print versions of Application Notes for downloading. Files are in Adobe Acrobat .pdf form, and can be opened if you have Acrobat Reader installed.
01-22-02 Introduced SBE 50 Digital Oceanographic Pressure Sensor.
01-10-02 Updated pplication Note 63: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for the Turner SCUFA Fluorometer/OBS.
Updated NMEA Interface Box manual for firmware version 2.3 and later.
11-05-01 Added representative in Ireland to Overseas Sales Representatives.
10-30-01 Added Application Note 67: Editing Sea-Bird .hex Data Files.
10-22-01 Added SBE 49 FastCAT CTD manual and reference sheet.
10-16-01 Updated SBE 21 Thermosalinograph manual for firmware version 4.0a and later.
10-02-01 Removed announcement of Sea Tech Transmissometer trade-in (offer expired end of September).
09-28-01 Added information on Sea-Bird shipping crate changes resulting from EU and Chinese regulations on coniferous (soft wood) packing materials to Shipping instructions and Service Request Form.
09-18-01 Added Application Note 64-1: Plumbing Installation - SBE 43 DO Sensor and Pump on a CTD.
09-06-01 Added paper on Sea-Bird's temperature calibration methodology -- Measurement Accuracy at Triple Point of Water and Gallium Melt Point Supports a Total Measurement Uncertainty of 0.0006 degrees.
08-20-01 Added Application Note 66: Routine Maintenance for the SBE 32 Carousel Water Sampler.
08-07-01 Introduced SBE 49 FastCAT, an integrated CTD sensor intended for towed vehicle, ROV, AUV, or other autonomous profiling applications.
07-24-01 Revised Application Note 11 QSP-L: Application Note 11 QSP-L: Calculating Seasoft Coefficients for the Biospherical PAR Light Sensor.
07-23-01 Added handouts for Sea-Bird's training class. Visit Sea-Bird training for more information on class.
Updated SBE 32 Carousel Water Sampler dimensions and weights.
07-16-01 Added information on bug in firmware version 1.2 and earlier in SBE 16plus and 19plus (Moored mode only) SeaCATs to Known Bugs page.
07-10-01 Added announcement of Sea Tech Transmissometer trade-in.
07-02-01 Revised Application Note 18-1: SBE 18, 27, and 30, and AMT pH Sensor Calibration.
06-28-01 Added Application Note 65: Interfacing Pro-Oceanus Gas Tension Device (GTD) to SBE 16plus SeaCAT. (Note: Application Note later removed; information incorporated in SBE 16plus manual).
06-06-01 Upgraded SBE Data Processing-Win32 and Seasave-Win32 versions to 5.0. Check SBE Data Processing - Seasave revision listing for more details.
NOTE: For this and all future software releases, Windows software Seasave and SBE Data Processing will have same version number. 4.0 series and below indicates Seasoft-DOS; 5.0 series and above indicates Seasoft-Windows.
05-09-01 Added Application Note 64: SBE 43 Dissolved Oxygen Sensor - Background Information, Deployment Recommendations, and Cleaning and Storage.
Removed Digiquartz pressure sensor as an option for SBE 19plus SeaCAT.
05-02-01 Added information on Sea-Bird training. Sea-Bird now offers regularly scheduled training classes in Bellevue, Washington, providing comprehensive, hands-on operator training on major Sea-Bird products. Visit Sea-Bird Training.
04-25-01 Upgraded SBE Data Processing for Windows version to 1.5, first official release version of SBE Data Processing. Check revision listing for more details.
03-27-01 Introduced SBE 16plus, Sea-Bird's next generation SeaCAT Conductivity and Temperature (optional pressure) Recorder.
03-22-01 Added SBE 43 specifications.
Updated SBE 19plus data sheet to provide more detail on conductivity resolution specifications.
03-21-01 Added Application Note 63: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for Turner SCUFA Fluorometer/OBS.
Updated Warranty Policy.
03-14-01 Updated SBE 21 Thermosalinograph specifications to allow interface with SBE 38 remote temperature sensor, which has RS-232 output.
03-09-01 Introduced SBE 43, Sea-Bird's new Dissolved Oxygen Sensor.
Updated Product Configuration Options & Accessories to incorporate new products.
03-06-01 Introduced SBE 19plus, Sea-Bird's next generation SeaCAT Profiler.
03-01-01 Added Application Note 62: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for WET Labs ECO-AFL Fluorometer.
02-26-01 Added Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
02-21-01 Added information on configuration file bug in Seasave (version 1.19 only) to Known Bugs page.
02-15-01 Added Application Note 61: Calculating Calibration Coefficients for Chelsea Minitracka Fluorometer.
Added Products at a Glance page -- brief comparison of product features, in table form, to aid user in selection of appropriate instrument.
02-09-01 Added information on configuration file bug in SBE Data Processing (Beta version 1.2 and earlier) to Known Bugs page.
Added information on Sea-Bird's multi-packing policy for SBE 37, 38, 39, 44, and 48 to Product Configuration Options & Accessories page.
01-10-01 Updated Inductive Cable Coupler specification sheet to include information on maximum length of ICC cable.
01-08-01 Updated specification sheets for MicroCATs ((37-SI, SM, and IM) and SBE 39 Temperature Recorder.
01-05-01 Added Overseas Sales Representatives list.
Added Software Request Form. Customers who are unable to download software from our FTP site can now request software on a CD-ROM.
01-02-01 Added Application Note 60: Year 2000 Compatibility for Sea-Bird Instruments and Software. The information in this application note was previously included in our Year 2000 Compatibility statement (dated September 22, 1998), which has been removed as a link from our home page.
12-04-00 Updated SBE 39 data sheet to indicate that lithium battery is now standard equipment for SBE 39.
11-29-00 Added Product Configuration Options and Accessories page, which lists all standard features and available options for each product, as well as Sea-Bird part numbers, and contains links to each product's specification sheet. Product Configuration Options and Accessories can be accessed from each product's specification sheet.
11-02-00 Added new product, SBE 48 Hull Temperature Sensor.
Added description of an incompatibility of SBE Data Processing and Windows NT with Active Desktop to SBE Data Processing and Product Use Tips pages.
10-30-00 Updated Trade Show/Conference page.
10-26-00 Updated Application Note 9: Calculating Seasoft Coefficients for Sea Tech Fluorometer and WET Labs Flash Lamp Fluorometer (FLF) to reflect available sensors and software.
10-18-00 Addedinformation on SBE Data Processing for Windows (Beta version 1.0). SBE Data Processing can be downloaded from FTP site.
09-26-00 Added description of a minor bug in RS-485 version of SBE 37-SM and 37-SI MicroCAT to Product Use Tips page.
09-22-00 Updated electronic versions of manuals and reference sheets for SBE 37-IM MicroCAT, SBE 37-SM MicroCAT (RS-232), SBE 37-SI MicroCAT (RS-232), and SBE 39 Temperature (optional pressure) Recorder. Files are in Adobe Acrobat .pdf form, and can be opened if you have Acrobat Reader installed. See Documentation for Downloading.
Updated Application Note 29: Configuring the SBE 19 SeaCAT Profiler with Options and Auxiliary Sensors to reflect current configuration options.
09-21-00 Updated SBE 37-IM, SM, and SI MicroCAT datasheets to reflect new Druck pressure sensor.
Added information on new Druck pressure sensor.
09-19-00 Updated SBE 39 data sheet to reflect new Druck pressure sensor.
09-13-00 Updated Application Note 17: Instructions for Use of SBE 14 Remote Depth Readout.
09-12-00 Added Application Note 59: A Load-Bearing Underwater Cable for Hand-Hauled, Real-Time Profiling.
09-05-00 Updated Service Request Form.
08-30-00 Updated SBE 45 datasheet on our Shipboard Thermosalinograph page.
Updated electronic version of SBE 45 MicroTSG (Thermosalinograph) manual and data sheet. See Documentation for Downloading.
08-29-00 Updated electronic version of SBE 44 Underwater Inductive Modem manual and reference sheet. See Documentation for Downloading.
08-25-00 Added information on Sea-Bird's 'Opto-Box'.
08-24-00 Added electronic version of Carousel Auto Fire manual. See Documentation for Downloading.
08-14-00 Corrected part number in Application Note 12-1.
07-18-00 Revised Sales information instructions to clarify what information is required for a quotation.
06-16-00 Added print versions of specification sheets for downloading. Note that these are Acrobat versions of Sea-Bird'sprintedspecification sheets. These Acrobat documents are intended for anyone who may want to print formattedspecification sheets. See Instruments by Model Number to download .pdf files.
06-14-00 Added information about Plot39 and how to download it from FTP site.
Added information about downloading software.
Added drawing of SBE 16DO to SBE 16DO data sheet.
CorrectedSBE 37-SM data sheet, by removing information about outputting salinity and sound velocity directly from SBE 37-SM. Outputting salinity and sound velocity is available only for RS-485 instruments.
Updated Application Note 11S (Using a Biospherical Surface PAR Light Sensor with the SBE 11plusDeck Unit) and Application Note 47 (Using a Biospherical Instruments Surface PAR Light Sensor with the SBE 33 or SBE 36 Deck Units).
05-31-00 Added references to SBE 3 Temperature Sensor Calibration information.
Added additional information for Seapoint.
05-19-00 Revised Application Note 12-1 (Pressure Port Oil Refill Procedure and Nylon Capillary Fitting Replacement).
05-18-00 Added information about how to download Seasoft for Waves, and added Seasoft for Waves to software listing.
05-11-00 Updated electronic version of SBE 36/PDIM manual. File is in Adobe Acrobat .pdf form, and can be opened if you have Acrobat Reader installed. See Documentation for Downloading.
05-09-00 Updated Application note 51: Using a TC Duct on Pumped SBE 19 SeaCATs.
05-02-00 Added new product, SBE 46 LCD Display Box.
04-28-00 Added Trade Show/Conference listing.
04-24-00 Updated electronic version of SBE 37-SI (with RS-232 interface) manual and reference sheet. Files are in Adobe Acrobat .pdf form, and can be opened if you have Acrobat Reader installed. See Documentation for Downloading.
04-20-00 Added Product Use Tips, which can be accessed from Sea-Bird's home page.
04-10-00 Added description of Seasoft .
Corrected SBE 45 datasheet and SBE 45 manual (removed optically-isolated from description of RS-232 link).
04-07-00 Added electronic version of Seasoft manual. File is in Adobe Acrobat .pdf form, and can be opened if you have Acrobat Reader installed.
Removed following manuals from FTP site: manual.txt and manual.wp (Seasoft manual in .txt and Word Perfect formats). Seasoft manual is now available as a .pdf file -- see Documentation for Downloading.
04-05-00 Added Software License Agreement and Software Warranty to Software Revisions and FTP Site Information pages.
03-30-00 Addedinformation on SeatermAF V 1.00.
RevisedInstructions for Returning Goods to Sea-Bird.
Added electronic versions of SBE 19 manual (in Spanish) and Seasave for Windows manual. Files are in Adobe Acrobat .pdf form, and can be opened if you have Acrobat Reader installed. See Documentation for Downloading.
Removed following manuals from FTP site: SBE 19 (in Spanish), Seasave for Windows, and SBE 26. Manuals are now available as .pdf files -- see Documentation for Downloading.
03-29-00 Revised datasheet for redesigned product, SBE 17plus V2 Searam Recorder & Auto Fire Module.
Addedelectronic versions of SBE 17plus V2 manual and reference sheet. Files are in Adobe Acrobat .pdf form, and can be opened if you have Acrobat Reader installed. See Documentation for Downloading.
03-24-00 Added Pro-Oceanus Systems, Inc. to list of Other Instrument Manufacturers.
03-21-00 Addedelectronic versions of manuals and reference sheets. Files are in Adobe Acrobat .pdf form, and can be opened if you have Acrobat Reader installed. See Documentation for Downloading.
02-23-00 Added new product, SBE 45 MicroTSG (Thermosalinograph).
Added Sitemap, which can be accessed from Sea-Bird's home page.
Added Application Note 58, Sea-Bird DOS-Based Terminal Programs and Microsoft Windows 95/98.
Corrected Application Note 56, Interfacing to RS-485 Sensors.
02-22-00 Added Search engine, which can be accessed from Sea-Bird's home page.
02-04-00 Addedinformation on Seaterm V 1.00.
02-01-00 Updated SBE 37-IM, SBE 37-SM, and SBE 37-SI MicroCAT specifications and data sheets to reflect new (12-01-99) mechanical design.
Updated SBE 37-SM and 37-SI MicroCAT Comparison sheets (old vs. new mechanical design) to reflect new mounting options.
Added Inductive Modem Products as a category under Brochures and Product Quick Links.
Added Application Note 57 (Connector Care and Cable Installation).