Field Data

Sea-Bird Scientific sensors and systems are key components of a number of ocean and coastal observing systems in both operational and developmental capacities around the world. Below are a few examples of field data (both live and archived) from various types of ocean observing systems, including ocean mooring networks, coastal monitoring networks, and autonomous drifting profiling floats.  

Ocean Observing Systems

The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) array consists of a series of approximately 70 deep-ocean moorings in the Tropical Pacific Ocean, which telemeter oceanographic data in real-time from Sea-Bird Scientific CTDs and other instruments to shore, via the Argos satellite system. To view the real-time data, please visit TAO Data display and delivery.

The Tasmanian Marine Analysis Network (TasMAN) was developed with Sea-Bird Scientific CTDs and optical sensors to collect real-time data for monitoring the health of estuaries and coastal regions of southern Tasmania, Australia. To access data, please visit TasMAN portal.

RECON (River, Estuary, and Coastal Observing Network), operated by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation in Florida, USA, is an excellent example of a living network of Sea-Bird Coastal buoy systems providing real-time water quality information for scientists, policy makers, and the general public. To view real-time water-quality data, please visit RECON online interface.

Navis BGCi

Sea-Bird Scientific has developed several bio-geochemical (BGC) versions of the Navis autonomous profiling float, with integrated sensors for the measurement of chlorophyll fluorescence, CDOM, backscattering, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, nitrate, and irradiance in addition to the standard temperature and conductivity measurements. To view data from in-field tests conducted in various regions around the world, please visit the Navis data visualization page.