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Sea-Bird Scientific NewsFebruary 2014

Ocean Sciences Meeting
23-28 February 2014
Sea-Bird Scientific will have members from our Science, R&D and Sales Teams attending this year's Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu, HI from Feb 23-28. Our Science Team will be presenting several talks and posters during the conference, click to see a full list.  
If you will be attending and would like to prearrange a meeting with any of our team, please email or call Geoff  MacIntyre (+1 902-492-4780).
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Upcoming Shows

London, UK
March 11-13, 2014

Shanghai, China
Sep 3-5, 2014

St. John's, Canada
Sep 14-19, 2014

Portland, Maine
Oct 26-31, 2014

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WET Labs To Receive NOPP Excellence in Partnering Award at Ocean Sciences
WET Labs is pleased to be receiving the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) Excellence in Partnering Award for 2013. The award comes after years of work developing long-term in-situ chemical sensors for monitoring nutrients - the Cycle Phosphate Sensor - and the continued development of the Cycle Ammonium Sensor. The  award will be presented at the upcoming Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu. 
For more details on the Cycle Phosphate sensor, please visit our website at:
If you would like more details on the presentation of the NOPP award, please email Julie at:
Sea-Bird Scientific Introduces the SBE 39plus Temperature (T) and Depth (D) Recorder

The original SBE 39 recorder was introduced in 1998 and has continuously evolved over the years with periodic, minor upgrades. The new SBE 39plus however represents a major re-design providing faster sampling (0.5 sec minimum sampling interval), increased power and memory for more measurements, and fast, USB upload of large data sets. These improvements enable longer deployments with more frequent measurements, and quicker turnaround when recovering and redeploying. The SBE 39plus also comes with new, easy-to-use USB software for updating commonly modified parameters and uploading data. The new features are compatible with existing SBE 39s; a legacy mode allows the SBE 39plus to use the old setup commands and to output data in the old format. Additionally, the housing is unchanged, allowing use of mounting clamps you have in inventory. Configuration options remain unchanged, with a choice of thermistor (internal or external), connector type (none, XSG, or MCBH), and housing (600 or 10500 meter).


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Sea-Bird Europe: European Calibration and Repair Center

In 2011, Sea-Bird Electronics opened a European calibration and repair center in Kempten, Germany, to provide European customers with more rapid turn-around time, reduced shipping costs, and billing in Euros. As a result, SBE customers in EU's customs territory are now able to efficiently ship to and from the Sea-Bird Europe facility without the need for customs duties or documents. Sea-Bird Europe's dedicated technical support staff and calibration technicians were extensively trained by Sea-Bird Electronics experts in Bellevue, WA with extensive cross-training and calibration cross-referencing.  

A full range of parts and supplies are on-hand to support repairs. The result? Sea-Bird Europe provides the same factory quality and calibration accuracy you would expect from our US factory. Sea-Bird Europe currently supports almost all Sea-Bird Electronics instruments and expects to add more instruments, including some WET Labs and Satlantic instruments, in 2014.  


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Sea-Bird Scientific Aligns Representation in China and India

Sea-Bird Scientific is pleased to announce the alignment of representative relationships in both China and India to span products produced by Sea-Bird Electronics, WET Labs and Satlantic.


For many years, Laurel Technologies has represented Sea-Bird Electronics in China. Laurel has extensive, in-depth technical expertise that has been instrumental in providing customers with world-class application and instrument support. The ocean research community in China will now work with Laurel Technologies to support all Sea-Bird Scientific products for physical oceanography, bio-geochemistry, and ocean color research. If you would like assistance with your technology needs in China, please contact Laurel via Laurel Technologies.

Woods Hole Engineers & Consultants has represented Sea-Bird Electronics and WET Labs in India for many years and has recently added Satlantic products to their portfolio. We are very happy to have them represent the full Sea-Bird Scientific product line. Engineers for Woods Hole have extensive technical experience, and travel back and forth extensively between India and North America to remain current on both instrument technology and application requirements. If you would like to discuss your application needs in India, please contact them at Woods Hole Engineers & Consultants

SBE 13Y and SBE 23Y Dissolved Oxygen
(DO) Sensor Trade-In Program


Sea-Bird stopped selling SBE 13Y and SBE 23Y DO sensors in 2001, but have continued to service and calibrate the sensors for existing customers. Parts for these sensors are becoming more and more difficult to procure because of component obsolescence. Therefore, as of March 1, 2015, we will no longer service or calibrate these sensors. We recommend that customers replace these sensors with a new SBE 43 DO Sensor. Consequently, Sea-Bird is offering a Trade-In Program to provide you with an opportunity to improve your DO measurement capability and accuracy:


Trade in an SBE 13Y or 23Y, and receive a 35% discount on the list price of a new SBE 43 Dissolved Oxygen Sensor (only one discount can be used per purchased sensor). This offer is valid for orders placed by March 1, 2015.


For details on the advantages of the SBE 43 over the SBE 13Y and 23Y, see


Contact Sea-Bird ( with the serial number(s) of your old SBE 13Y or 23Y, and get a quote on a new SBE 43.

Sea-Bird Scientific Tech Tip: 

Did you know that Sea-Bird Electronics' website has 95 application  notes, containing valuable information about how to use our instruments and software? Application notes include information on calibration procedures, the science behind our measurements, configuration and integration of sensors from other manufacturers, and instrument care and maintenance. The newest addition,  Application Note 95, covers Integrating an Altimeter with a CTD and setting up altimeter alarms in our Seasave software. See Application Note 95 for details (, or see the Application Notes Index for a complete list of application notes (  



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