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!