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Continuous Nutrient Sensing in Research and Management

AGU Publications

Manuscripts are invited for a special section of Water Resources Research regarding the use of high-frequency sensors for nutrient monitoring and research in freshwater and coastal systems. Nutrient pollution, along with resulting eutrophication, hypoxia, and harmful algal blooms, is one of the most significant environmental problems facing the world today.

Continuous nutrient sensing is on the cusp of being a widely employable technique for collecting data on in-water nutrient concentrations (primarily dissolved forms of nitrogen and phosphorus) to help inform management and mitigation efforts and as tools for fundamental research. As new sensors continue to be developed and used in a variety of applications and environments spanning the water cycle, analyses and data interpretation from early adopters of these technologies will be critical to guiding their future use for research and management.

Manuscripts should be submitted through the GEMS website.  For additional information please contact


Trade-In Program

Limited Time Offer!

We recently announced a trade-in program for Sea-Bird Scientific instruments. This is the perfect time to trade your old instrument for a new one as the offer lasts only until October 31st. Instruments that qualify for this offer are listed below.

• SBE 16/16plus to SBE 16plus V2 SeaCAT CTD : $1500 Credit
• SBE 19/19plus to SBE 19plus V2 SeaCAT CTD : $1500 Credit
• SBE 25 to SBE 25plus CTD : $2500 Credit
• SUNA V1 to SUNA V2 Nitrate Sensor : $2000 Credit
• AC-9 to AC-S Spectrophotometer : $5000 Credit

For further details, please click here.


Sea-Bird Scientific at Oceans’16 MTS/IEEE in Monterey, California This Week

Need your instruments sooner? Send them for Service and Calibration now!

Sea-Bird Scientific is exhibiting this week at Oceans'16 at Booth 27 at the Portola Hotel Exhibit Hall. We will have associates from Science, Sales, and Product Management to meet with you and discuss your programs, applications, and plans.

Faster Turnaround on Service and Calibration

Need your instruments sooner? Send them for Service and Calibration now!Send in your Sea-Bird Scientific instruments for calibration before October 15th to get faster service. Starting in October, we anticipate a high volume of instruments for service and calibration, which leads to longer lead times

Click below to request your RMA today!




Oceans 2016
Monterey, CA, USA
September 19 - 23, 2016

Sea-Bird University
Bellevue, WA, USA
October 3 - 6, 2016

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



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Training at Sea-Bird University

Sea-Bird Scientific offers regularly scheduled four-day training classes approximately two times per year at an off-site location near our office/factory in Bellevue, Washington (12 miles from downtown Seattle). Through our comprehensive training modules, we teach our customers how to get the most from their instruments. Training consists of operator training on major Sea-Bird products and software, and is hands-on in nature. The curriculum covers profiling instruments, thermosalinographs, and moored instruments, and includes theory and operation, data processing, and maintenance and repair. We encourage you to take advantage of our expertise and participate in our training classes.

Our next 4-Day training is scheduled for October 3 - 6, 2016. Visit Sea-Bird University for more details, or contact Payal Parikh ( to enroll for this class.


Tech Tip: Absolute Salinity and Sea-Bird Software

Did you know that the Absolute Salinity calculation is available as an option in SBE Data Processing? SBE Data Processing’s Derive TEOS-10 module uses temperature, conductivity or salinity (practical, EOS-80), pressure, latitude, and longitude to compute absolute salinity and other thermodynamic parameters using TEOS-10 equations. The calculations in Derive TEOS-10 are based on algorithms from the TEOS-10 website:

If you are interested in Absolute Salinity, Sea-Bird recommends that you run Derive TEOS-10 after all other processing (filtering, aligning, cell thermal mass corrections, deriving of EOS-80 Practical Salinity parameters, etc.) is complete.  

Read more about TEOS-10 in Application Note 90


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Meet Our People

Emily Spady
Technical Support Specialist

Emily has her B.S. in Oceanography from the University of Washington. Prior to joining Sea-Bird as a Final Test technician, she gained some lab and cruise experience while studying at the University of Washington. Emily’s attention to detail came in handy during her rule in Final Test for integrating and testing equipment. Emily has recently accepted a role with our Technical Support team as a Tech Support Specialist. You will probably hear back from her or talk to her for your technical questions on Sea-Bird instruments.

Emily is also the Chairperson of Sea-Bird Scientific’s Community Involvement Program. Besides work, Emily loves to spend time in the mountains snowboarding or hiking. She also loves to spend time near lakes or the ocean.





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