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Blue Economy - Measuring the Economic Impact of the Ocean

Photo credit: NOAA/AOML

NOAA's Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) program recently conducted a study to analyze the size and scope of the ocean enterprise segment of the economy. The study was conducted to raise awareness and visibility of this important sector and to highlight the contributions that companies such as Sea-Bird Scientific make to society. To view a summary of the results or to download the full report, please go to IOOS/Ocean Enterprise Study.

The US Government is making massive amounts of data publically available on the cloud. The availability, volume and diversity of data available really point to whole new ways of how we will perform science to support our society. As for Sea-Bird Scientific - we are working to understand the impliCATions of this change and how we, in turn, might best serve the Ocean Science community in the future.

Read the full article by NOAA's Chief Scientist Rick Spinrad.


13th International Coral Reef Symposium


This week Sea-Bird Scientific is participating at the Coral Reef Symposium in Honolulu, Hawaii. If you are in Honolulu, come see us at Booth E21 and check out how Sea-Bird can contribute to your Coral Reef Studies!

Please visit our website for more information on Sea-Bird sensors that are used in these studies.


2016 Student Loan Program Recipients Announced

Sea-Bird Sea-Bird is happy to announce that Michael Acquafredda and Arley Muth are the recipients of this year's Graduate Student Equipment Loan Awards.

Michael Acquafredda is a graduate student at Rutgers University. He will be using two WET Labs ECO FLNTUs and one WET Labs Water Quality Monitor at shallow, subtidal aquaculture sites along the New Jersey shoreline to study the effect of food availability (i.e., chlorophyll), turbidity, salinity, and temperature on the growth, health, and survival of surf clams.

Arley Muth is a graduate student at University of Texas at Austin. She will be using two SBE 37-SM MicroCAT CT(D) Recorders and two WET Labs ECO FLNTUs, along with Satlantic SeaFET pH sensors, to study the salinity and pH regimes of the nearshore Beaufort Sea in relation to the epilithic communities of the Boulder Patch kelp community.

Congratulations Michael and Arley!



2016 International
Coral Reef Symposium

Honolulu, HI, USA.
June 19-24, 2016.

Oceans 2016
Monterey, CA, USA
September 19 - 22, 2016

Ocean Optics 2016
Victoria, BC, Canada
October 23 - 28, 2016


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Tech Tip: Seasoft compatibility with SeaOWLTM and SeaFETTM sensors

Tech TipSea-Bird Electronics real-time data acquisition software (Seasave V7) and data processing software (SBE Data Processing) were recently updated to provide compatibility with the WET Labs SeaOWL UV-ATM in-situ oil-in-water sensor and Satlantic SeaFETTM Ocean pH Sensor when integrated with the following CTDs:

  • SBE 16plus V2 SeaCAT C-T(P) Recorder (moored CTD) - SeaOWLTM
    and SeaFETTM compatibility
  • SBE 19plus V2 SeaCAT Profiler CTD (moored or profiling CTD) - SeaOWLTM
    compatibility; SeaFETTM compatibility in moored mode
  • SBE 25plus Sealogger CTD (profiling CTD) - SeaOWLTM compatibility

Go to the Sea-Bird Electronics software page and download the latest version of Seasoft V2, which includes Seasave V7 and SBE Data Processing as well as a number of other software programs.


Meet Our People

Simone Simbeck
Technical Support


Simone Simbeck, based at our Bellevue site, has a degree from the University of Washington in Environmental Science with a focus on marine plankton and oceanography. She was involved with NOAA/UW collaborative research in Puget Sound relating to harmful algal blooms. Simone also holds a GIS certificate from UW.

Her current role is in technical support for Sea-Bird Electronics instrumentation. Simone also assists research and development in instrument testing, document/software review and data analysis, product demos and instrument installation, and technical documentation.

Prior to joining Sea-Bird, Simone ran her own environmental consultancy in New Zealand for four years, working with local government and Maori groups. She also held a position as a marine environmental dredging specialist for Koniambo Nickel SAS in New Caledonia for 2 years. Prior to her years in the South Pacific, Simone worked for the Washington State Department of Ecology as an Environmental Specialist for the marine monitoring program, using Sea-Bird CTDs.

Simone likes to travel around the world, has lived in four and visited 24 countries. She also enjoys diving and snorkelling, photography, and water sports.



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