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NOAA Climate Change Claims Reinforced

Temperature and salinity data measured from Argo floats are playing a critical role in disproving misinformation being promoted by climate change skeptics, who had previously claimed that the ocean warming trend had slowed down between 1998 and 2012 (popularized as the "Global Warming Hiatus"). NOAA received some much needed backup from scientists at UC Berkley on January 4th, when they published another independent study backing up NOAA's estimate that the oceans have continued to warm at a rate of 0.12 degrees Celsius per decade. In other words, there was no global warming hiatus and unfortunately, climate change is not a hoax. For more on this story, please see: Berkeley News and the Washington Post.

 

Training Opportunities at Ocean Business 2017

Sea-Bird Scientific is looking forward to once again participating in a full suite of activities at Ocean Business in Southampton, UK in April. An important part of every Ocean Business event is the opportunity to provide focused training sessions on key application areas. Topics for this year's line up of training sessions include:

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oceanology International
North America 2017

Booth D34
San Diego, CA, USA
February 14 - 16, 2017

Ocean Business 2017
Stand L9
Southampton, UK
April 4 - 6, 2017

 

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All Sea-Bird Scientific training sessions will be conducted in the Ray Beverton Room 044/11. Please Contact Us if you are interested in any of these sessions or if you would like to set up meetings with any of our team members at the conference.

 

The Evolution of Sea-Bird Scientific

As part of our long-term strategy of becoming 'One Company', we recently implemented a few organizational changes. On the commercial side, we consolidated the Ocean Research and Coastal Business Units to form a single Commercial Team. With the new Commercial Team, the Sea-Bird Coastal brand was retired and the former business unit Sales, Marketing, and Product Management teams were restructured to serve Sea-Bird Scientific as one company.

In operations, we are in the process of relocating the Production and Service capabilities from our Halifax, NS, Canada site to our US locations in Philomath, OR (WET Labs) and Bellevue, WA (Sea-Bird). The transition is expected to be complete by the end of February, after which all Sea-Bird Scientific products will be shipping out of the US sites. The Halifax site will still maintain R&D, Software Development, Sales, Support and Marketing functions, but all products will be manufactured/serviced from one of the two US manufacturing sites.

The following is a list of where the former Satlantic products will be manufactured and serviced:

Bellevue site (SBE) - SUNA V2, Deep SUNA, SeaFET, Battery Packs
Philomath site (WL) - Radiometers, SAT-PAR, HyperPro II, LOBO, Stor-X

If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of these changes, please reach out to us through our Feedback Form or give us a call at +1-425-643-9866.

 

Tech Tip: Sea-Bird University Video Now Available

The Science Team has spent a lot of time over the past several months building out video training materials and making them available online through our YouTube channel. To view all of the video training modules currently available, please go to our Sea-Bird University page on sea-birdscientific.com (look for video presentations towards the bottom of the page). Also listed here are presentations in PDF format from all of the 18 modules covered in our Sea-Bird University course. If you would like to sign up for an upcoming classroom session, or if you have a suggestion for future training topics, please let us know.

 

PhotoMeet Our People
Dr. Jochen Klinke
Principal Scientist

Jochen started his career at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 1993 as a technician, while completing an applied physics Ph.D. from Heidelberg University in Germany. Jochen developed imaging techniques for visualization of exchange processes across the air-sea interface, specializing in optical measurements of wind waves in the laboratory and ocean. He also worked on the design of the Underway CTD (UCTD) prototype while at Scripps. Jochen joined Oceanscience in 2006 to commercialize the UCTD, in cooperation with Sea-Bird (which manufactures the UCTD's sensor as an OEM product). While at Oceanscience, Jochen developed the rapidCAST for autonomous profiling of the water column from moving vessels (mostly for hydrographic applications).

Jochen recently joined Sea-Bird as a Principal Scientist; his responsibilities include managing the CTD product line, incorporating customer feedback, and guiding new product development.

In his spare time Jochen enjoys outdoor activities like archery, hiking, rock climbing, skiing, and backpacking.

 

 

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