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  • July 2018 - SeaFET V2 Best Practices, HydroCAT-EP Best Practices, What is wrong with this oxygen data?, Sea-Bird University
  • June 2018 - Citizen Scientist and pH Sensors in Acadia National Park, SeaFET V2 Release, SBE 37 MicroCAT Series Update, Tech Tip: What is Wrong with This pH Data?
  • May 2018 - Standard profiling floats are limited to the upper 2000 meters of the ocean, stopping their descent before entering the deepest layers of the ocean. Deep Argo floats, reminiscent of spherical lanterns, can dive to 6000 meters to shed light on conditions in abyssal zone. They incorporate the Sea-Bird Scientific Deep Argo CTD (SBE 61) for high-accuracy measurements required to resolve subtly changing conditions in the deep ocean. The Paul Allen Foundation has committed over $4 million to the Jump-Starting Deep Argo project, aiming to move Deep Argo floats out of the pilot phase and into full operation.
  • April 2018 - A SeaExplorer, ALSEAMAR’s wingless autonomous glider, embarked on a successful mission in the frigid Barents Sea in 2014. Equipped with a digital magnetic compass and a Sea-Bird Glider Payload CTD, SBE 43, and ECO Puck, the SeaExplorer voyaged across 388 km of the central Barents Sea over 19 days with battery life to spare. The mission encompassed 351 full depth profiles with high resolution physical and biological oceanographic data.
  • March 2018 - Chasing the Shadow of Harvey, Sea-Bird Scientific at Oceanology International in London, Improving Glider CTD Data with Flow and Optimized Sample Rate, Sea-Bird Scientific Sensor Performance Feedback, Tech Tip: Optimizing CTD Data on Moving Platforms
  • February 2018 - Biogeochemical Profiling Floats: Eyes on North Atlantic Phytoplankton Blooms, Product Obsolescence and Trade-In Program, Sea-Bird Scientific at Ocean Sciences Meeting, Tech Tip: Mating and Unmating Connectors
  • January 2018 - Dynamic corrections for Sea-Bird Surface Temperature Salinity Sensors (STS) on ARGO profiling floats, Field Validation of ISFET based Ocean pH Sensors,  Determination of Conductivity Cell Compressibility for Argo Program CTDs and MicroCATs, Measuring Calibration and Field Variance Scales in Oceanographic Optical Instrumentation Data for Quality Assurance, Nutrient and Estuarine Processes Driven by Hurricane Irma Recorded by the Indian River Lagoon Observatory Network of Environmental Sensors,  Tech Tip: Online RMA Status Lookup
  • December 2017 - A Year and a Hurricane Apart: Nutrient Loading in the St. Lucie Estuary in the Summers of 2016 and 2017, AOOS Ocean Data Explorer: Alaska’s Integrated Data Portal, Tech Tip: Early Rinse Command & More Aggressive Sensor Cleaning with Bleach
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  • November 2017 - 20 Years of Watching Earth Breathe from Space, Evolution of Sea-Bird SBE 41 Float CTD Module, Tech Tip: Profiling Float Nomenclature
  • October 2017 - Helpful Information at Your Fingertips, SUNA Nitrate Sensor Video Tutorial: Theory and Operation, Navigate the New Sea-Bird Scientific Website, Sea-Bird University: Hands-on Training on Our Sensors, Tech-Tip: Useful Tools and Documentation on seabird.com
  • September 2017 - LOBOs Monitor Hurricane Irma's Wrath, Irma Creates High Turbidity Along The Keys, Argo Profiling Float and Sensor Workshop, Sea-Bird Scientific at Oceans'17 MTS/IEEE in Anchorage, UCI 1.2.3 Release, Tech-Tip: Monitoring Run-off During Storm Events
  • August 2017 -  Nitrate and its Effect on Sushi, King County, WA Offshore Nitrate Monitoring Program, Sea-Bird University in October - Limited Spots Available, Tech Tip: Fresh Water / Salt Water Applications for SUNA V2 Nitrate Sensors
  • July 2017 - Warmer Ocean Estimates: Improved Understanding of the Past, Advances in Bio-Optical Sensing on Floats, Sea-Bird University Goes Down Under, Tech Tip: Shipping and Deploying Profiling Floats
  • June 2017 - Underway Sensors Provide Data from Ships of Opportunity; High-Resolution Biophysical Observations on a Towed Vehicle; Tech Tip: Getting Good CTD Data on Moving Platforms
  • May 2017 - Ocean Acidification; Long-Term Water-Quality Monitoring Deployments with the HydroCAT-EP; Tech Tip: UCI Software for HydroCAT-EP
  • April 2017 - USGS Real-Time Water-Quality Watch; Nutrient Loading in the River Thames; UCI 1.2 Software Released; Tech Tip: Keep Good Data Coming from your HydroCycle PO4
  • March 2017 - Connecting Oceans to the Information Superhighway; Typhoon Choi-Wan Monitored by NOAA Ocean Mooring; training Opportunities at Ocean Business 2017; Tech Tip: Using Sea-Bird Inductive Modem (IM) telemetry with Instruments from Other Companies
  • February 2017 - Ocean pH: Then, Now, and Future; New Technology for Ocean Acidification Research; Ocean Networks Canada Releases Ocean pH Sensor Verification Report; Tech Tip: SeaFET/SeapHOx pH Pre-Conditioning
  • January 2017 - NOAA Climate Change Claims Reinforced, Training Opportunities at Ocean Business 2017, The Evolution of Sea-Bird Scientific, Tech Tip: Sea-Bird University Video Now Available 
  • December 2016 - What’s Really Warming the World? Real-Time Ocean Observing Systems, Download our IM Guide, Tech Tip: Handling Ferrite Core in Inductive Modem (IM) Instruments
  • November 2016 - Arctic Polar Research - A Global Responsibility, Notice of Email Domain Change, Tech Tip: Deploying Sea-Bird CTD in Ice.
  • October 2016 - Hurricane Matthew Captured by LOBO, Instrument Trade-in, Tech Tip: Removing Barnacles
  • September 2016 - Continuous Nutrient Sensing in Research and Management, Trade-In Program, Faster Turnaround on Service and Calibration, Tech Tip: Absolute Salinity and Sea-Bird Software
  • August 2016 - Nutrients and Their Contribution to Harmful Algal Blooms, New Sensors Integrated on Navis BGCi Profiling Floats, National Park Service Employing SeaFET Ocean pH Sensors to Understand Impact of Ocean Acidification, Tech Tip: Cable and Bulkhead Connector Maintenance
  • July 2016 - USGS Study on Nitrate Sensors: Effect of Suspended Sediment and Color, HydroCycle-PO4 Phosphate Sensor: Wet Chemistry Engineered for Environmental Monitoring, Tech Tip: Sea-Bird Electronics Online RMA & Service Request Form
  • June 2016 - Blue Economy - Measuring the Economic Impact of the Ocean, 2016 Student Loan Program Recipients Announced, Tech Tip: Seasoft compatibility with SeaOWL and SeaFET sensors
  • May 2016 - New Insights on Abyssal Temperature Variations from the ALOHA Cabled Observatory, Multi-Parameter Water Quality Meter now available with pH, SBE 39plus now available with Inductive Modem Interface, Tech Tip: What software should I use with my instrument
  • April 2016 - Optimize Data Quality with Proper Bottle Flushing, Robotic Ocean Floats - Key Parameters Expanded, Tech Tip: Deploying the SBE 32 Carousel
  • March 2016 - Arctic Ocean Circulation Patterns affected by Climate Change, National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) Team wins National Geoscience Award, Tech Tip: Deployment Orientation for Pumped SBE 37 MicroCATs
  • February 2016 - Student Equipment Loan Program Enables Projects in California and Antarctica, Tech Tip: Care and Cleaning of Conductivity Cells
  • January 2016 - Seeing What you have only heard about in the Ocean: The Mediterranean Overturn, Tech Tip: Anti-Foulant Devices
  • December 2015 - International Calibration Centers - Sea-Bird Europe and Sea-Bird China, Tech Tip: Repairing scratched Anodization
  • November 2015 - Sea-Bird Scientific on board NIO Goa RV Sindhu Sadhana, Deep SeapHOx Ocean CT(D)-pH-DO Sensor now available, Tech Tip: Determination of Sound Velocity from CTD Data
  • October 2015 - SeaOWL now available on Slocum Gliders, Team DuraFET donates XPRIZE award to UW, Tech Tip: Input Voltages for WET Labs Instruments
  • August 2015 - Launching new Oil-in-Water Sensor, pH now available on the Navis BGCi Profiling Float
  • July 2015 - Team DuraFET to donate $250,000 XPRIZE award to support Ocean Acidification Research, Deep SeapHOx Ocean CT(D)-pH-DO Sensor now available
  • June 2015 - Launching SeapHOx pH+CTD+DO Sensor, Alliance for Coastal Technologies Releases pH Test Results
  • May 2015 - New Sea-Bird Scientific Website and Online Ordering, Sea-Bird Scientific Team Advances to Finals of Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE
  • April 2015 - MacArtney and Sea-Bird Scientific join forces to supply winch, CTD, and sensor packages to multiple Turkish research vessels, New family of PAR Sensors, SeapHOx pH+CTD+DO Sensor launches this spring, Thetis Moored Profiler with Hazard Avoidance
  • December 2014 - Satlantic ships its 500th SUNA, Navis BGCi Case Study, Tech Tip: Sea-Bird Electronics Maintenance Videos
  • September 2014 - WET Labs Aquatic Laser Fluorescence Analyzer (ALFA) Circumnavigates Arctic, Environmental Monitoring of Dredging Operations, Tech Tip: WQM Sensor Check Procedures
  • June 2014 - Have Instruments Will Travel, Tech Tip: Satlantic HyperPro II Deployment
  • February 2014 - WET Labs to receive NOPP Excellence in Partnering Award at Ocean Sciences, Introducing the SBE 39plus Temperature (T) and Depth (D) Recorder, Sea-Bird Europe: European Calibration and Repair Center, Aligning Representation in China and India, SBE 13Y and 23Y Dissolved Oxygen Sensor Trade-In Program, Tech Tip: Integrating an Altimeter witha
  • December 2013 - Sea-Bird Scientific forms new Science Team, Sea-Bird Scientific creates new Coastal and Inland Business Unit, In situ Phosphate monitoring from Agricultrual Fields to Estuaries, Expansion of Navis Biogeochemical Float product lin to include beam attenuation, Irradiance, Radiance, and Nitrate sensor integration, Sea-Bird ships 10,000th SBE 37 MicroCAT Moored CTD