Sea-Bird Scientific Newsletter
  November 2015  

Sea-Bird Scientific at Oceanology International China
Sea-Bird Scientific recently exhibited at the Oceanology International Conference in China with the strong support of its long time representative Laurel Technologies. The Sea-Bird Coastal team also participated, providing a technology workshop and exhibiting with its local partner Hach China. With over 5000 attendees from 36 countries, it was a great opportunity to meet with many of our international customers, partners and distributors. In the above picture: Fang Li, President of Laurel Technologies, enthusiastically describes Sea-Bird Scientific instrumentation to a group of ocean scientists.

Sea-Bird Scientific On Board NIO Goa RV SINDHU SADHANA

Sea-Bird CTD & Carousel onboard National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) RV Sindhu Sadhana. The research vessel is 80m long and is equipped with 10 laboratories. The instrument package is being inspected by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Honourable Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Government of India; MoES in late September 2015. As a part of Dr. Vardhan's trip, he learned about the temperature profiles and chemical composition of ocean water and the effects of global climate change on monsoons.

(Photo from left: Dr. Naqvi, Director NIO; Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Honourable Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Government of India; and Indian Media)

Deep SeapHOxTM Ocean CT(D)-pH-DO Sensor Now Available

Sea-Bird Scientific's new Deep SeapHOxTM combines the Deep SeaFETTM pH sensor with the SBE 37-SMP-ODO MicroCAT CTD+DO sensor. The Deep SeaFETTM adapts the MBARI/SIO/Honeywell Deep-Sea DuraFET technology to measure pH in a deep moored package, utilizing the conductivity, temperature and pressure measurements from the MicroCAT to optimize the measurement of ocean pH in real-time. The integrated package also allows the SeaFETTM to take advantage of the SBE 37's pumped flow path and anti-fouling technology to extend deployment durations.


  • pH
  • Conductivity
  • Temperature
  • Pressure
  • Optical Dissolved Oxygen
  • Industry-leading conductivity cell biofouling protection

For more information on the new Deep SeapHOxTM, visit our web site or call us at +1 425 643 9866.


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Drop by to see us at the following shows

Cape Town, SA
Nov 23 - 25, 2015

International Symposium on the Indian Ocean
Goa, India
Nov 30 - Dec 4, 2015

AGU Fall Meeting 2015
San Francisco, CA, USA
Dec 14 - 18, 2015
Booth 912

Ocean Sciences Meeting
New Orleans, LA, USA
Feb 21 - 26, 2016
Booth 104









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Tech TipTech Tip: Determination of Sound Velocity from CTD Data

Use of CTD measurements instead of direct sound velocity (SV) measuring devices for SV determination is appealing because CTDs are simpler and more rugged, and because their resolution, accuracy, and stability lead to far better precision and repeatability.

The absolute accuracy (how close to the correct value) of SV calculated from CTD data varies, depending on the formula chosen for the calculation and the conditions under which data were collected (shallow vs. deep). Sea-Bird software allows the customer to select from one of three SV formulas (Wilson, 1959; Del Grosso, 1972; Millero and Chen, 1977) when processing CTD data to obtain SV.

Additionally, some Sea-Bird instruments - SBE 16plus V2, 16plus-IM V2, 19plus V2, 37-SI family, 37-SM family, 45, and 49 - can calculate and output sound velocity in real-time, without the need for running software on the real-time data or post processing the data. See Application Note 6 for a detailed description of using CTD data for calculating sound velocity. [Read more]


Meet Our People
Andrew H. Barnard, Ph.D.
Vice President, Research and Development

Andrew joined WET Labs as a senior scientist in 2003 and was appointed the Vice President of Research and Development for WET Labs in 2005. Andrew holds Ph.D. and MS degrees in Oceanography from Oregon State University, and a BS degree in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina. Andrew's science research is focused on optical properties of the oceans and their relationships to biogeochemical parameters and processes. During his tenure, his team has launched several new product lines, including wet chemical in situ nutrient analyzers and autonomous profiling systems. In July of 2011 he moved to his current position as Vice President of Research and Development for Sea-Bird Scientific, as part of the unification of Sea-Bird Electronics, WET Labs, and Satlantic into Sea-Bird Scientific.

Andrew enjoys teaching his daughter about the amazing diversity of biology in the ocean, and in his spare time he loves photographing nature.


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