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Sea-Bird Scientific NewsDecember 2013

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11-13 December 2013
Sea-Bird Scientific's Geoff MacIntyre will be attending this year's ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting in Halifax Nova Scotia from Dec 11-13. If you are planning on attending ArcticNet and would like to meet with Geoff or visit Satlantic, please email Geoff or call us at 1-902-492-4780.
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Sea-Bird Scientific Forms New Science Team


Sea-Bird Scientific is pleased to announce the formation of a new Science Team led by Norge Larson. The Science Team will focus scientific resources from Sea-Bird Electronics, WET Labs and Satlantic on the critical needs of the oceanographic and water quality communities to drive innovation and sensor technology development across Sea-Bird Scientific. "Our new science structure affirms our commitment to developing the best science tools for the world's researchers," said Norge.  "I started my career at Sea-Bird helping to develop the science behind our sensors and I look forward to bringing a full time focus to strengthening our scientific capabilities."  This newly formed Science Team will be a critical part of Sea-Bird Scientific. 


Sea-Bird Scientific's new President is Casey Moore. "We will continue to support our global customers as they take on our world's water challenges," said Casey, "Our approach will be to relentlessly innovate new and improved sensors and platforms for the challenging environments where our customers work."


Casey, Norge and the entire Sea-Bird Scientific team are pleased to leverage this new organizational structure to continue to deliver leading scientific solutions along with the best performance and quality in the industry.


Sea-Bird Scientific Creates New Coastal and Inland Business Unit

In order to further our commitment to our customers, partners, and the monitoring community, Sea-Bird Scientific is pleased to announce the formation of a new business unit focused on the specific needs of coastal monitoring and inland customers. Sea-Bird Coastal will draw from decades of collective sensor development expertise and industry leading service at Sea-Bird Electronics, WET Labs and Satlantic to  provide world-class sensors and systems that meet the challenging water quality monitoring requirements of coastal and inland  customers.  


The formation of Sea-Bird Coastal is part of an overarching re-organization of Sea-Bird Scientific to more specifically focus efforts around the two distinct areas of Ocean Research and Coastal water quality monitoring. These two areas of focus differ significantly in terms of customer needs and technology requirements, and the new structure organizes teams to focus directly on meeting the needs of each customer group. For more information on Sea-Bird Coastal, please contact or +1 425 401 7653. 



In situ Phosphate Monitoring From Agricultural Fields to Estuaries

The Cycle-PO4 was designed by WET Labs for in-situ, long-term, moored operation. The phosphate sensor is factory calibrated, has an on-board standard, and has click-in reagent cartridges for rapid field service. Cycle's track record of ease-of-use in field deployments has resulted in several new publications. A new whitepaper from WET Labs highlights novel research using  high resolution phosphate data and presents case studies from high mountain streams, spring-fed rivers, urban streams, and dynamic estuaries. 


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Sea-Bird Scientific Announces Expansion of the Navis Biogeochemical Float Product Line to Include Beam Attenuation, Irradiance, Radiance and Nitrate Sensor Integration

The Navis biogeochemical float is now available with a broad Sea-Bird Scientific instrumentation suite.  The core Navis BGCi float includes a revised profiling float CTD (SBE 41N), optical oxygen sensor (SBE 63), and WET Labs optics (MCOMS) with an integrated data delivery package.  Sea-Bird Scientific now offers this core float with bolt-on integrations in various combinations of the WET Labs C-Rover transmissometer, the Satlantic OCR-504 family of radiometers, and the Satlantic Deep SUNA sensor.  This expanded Navis BGC float family provides high quality data for a variety of missions for scientific studies, including carbon cycling, ocean color satellite Cal/Val and primary productivity. 
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Sea-Bird Electronics Ships the 10,000th SBE 37 MicroCAT Moored CTD

The SBE 37 MicroCAT moored CTD was first introduced by Sea-Bird Electronics in 1997 and has grown steadily over the years to become the industry standard for highly accurate and stable conductivity and temperature measurements. This September, Sea-Bird and the MicroCAT reached a significant milestone with the shipment of the 10,000th instrument! 

MicroCATs measure temperature, salinity, and optional pressure in a compact and economic package, with bio-fouling protection provided by expendable anti-foulant devices. MicroCATs are available in numerous configurations, suitable for almost any application. For high-fouling environments, an integrated pump and unique flow path maximize bio-fouling protection. High-quality dissolved oxygen measurements are available when equipped with an integrated SBE 63 Optical DO Sensor. Power is provided by internal batteries or a remote power supply, and telemetry options include RS-232, RS-485, SDI-12, and Inductive Modem. MicroCATs can be deployed to 350 meters with a plastic housing, or 7000 meters with a titanium housing.

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