May 2015


New Sea-Bird Scientific Website and Online Ordering    

Sea-Bird Scientific is pleased to announce the launch of a new website ( providing easier access to application and science information . The  new website also features the ability to order a limited number of Sea-Bird Electronics (SBE) products and accessories online (US only), speeding up the ordering process. 

The following instruments (and their spares parts/accessories) are currently available online:
  • SBE 5M, 5T, and 5P Pumps
  • SBE 18 pH Sensor
  • SBE 39plus Temperature (Pressure optional) Recorder
  • SBE 43 Dissolved Oxygen Sensor
  • SBE 56 Temperature Logger

Also available online are a large number of commonly ordered SBE cables and connectors. The list of products available online will continue to expand to include more SBE sensors, as well as WET Labs and Satlantic sensors. If there is a particular instrument that you would like to purchase online, please let us know by emailing the request to


To order online:
Products and Accessories/Spares - From the Model Number List page on the SBE website, go to the desired product page and click the Buy Now button at the top of the page. 


Cables  Go to the Cable Search page on the SBE website and search for the desired cable; click the Buy Now button in the Purchase column (button only appears if that cable is available on-line).


For a limited time, we are offering a 15% discount and free shipping with all online orders!  

Sea-Bird Scientific is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a finalist for the $2M Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, a global competition to create pH sensor technology that will accurately measure ocean acidification.  Sea-Bird Scientific is a member of Team Durafet a group that also includes representatives from Honeywell, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), and Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO).  Beginning on May 14, Team Durafet will participate in the final phase of the competition - a series of deep ocean tests off the northern coast of Oahu, Hawaii.


Sea-Bird Scientific manufactures a variety of pH sensors including the SeaFET™ ocean pH sensor, assembled and calibrated at its Satlantic site in Halifax, NS.   The SeaFET is also used in the soon to be available SeapHOx™, combination CTD, pH, and oxygen sensor.  Sea-Bird Electronics is currently transitioning the team's "Deep Sea Durafet" deep ocean pH sensor into early production to provide best-in-class pH measurement to greater than 2000 meters depth.


For more information about Team Durafet visit 

For more information about the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, visit: 


Sea-Bird Scientific at Ocean Business 2015
Sea-Bird Scientific recently exhibited at Ocean Business 2015 in Southampton, UK. Overall there was a very positive vibe at the show this year and it was a great opportunity to meet with many of our international customers, partners and distributors. OB15 also presented an excellent opportunity for our Science Team to provide both classroom and field demonstrations and information sessions. By the time it was all over, we had 
120 attendees participate in one or more of our 7 training sessions on:
  • pH sensors
  • oxygen sensors
  • optical sensors
  • real-time data from moorings
  • moored profiling systems
  • biogeochemical floats
  • CTD profiling package with UVA sensors on the R/V Callista
Meet The People Behind Sea-Bird Scientific  

Stefan Hagen 

Service Manager at Sea-Bird Scientific Europe


Sea-Bird Scientific opened a European Calibration and Repair facility in 2011 in Germany, co-located in the same facility as Ott Hydromet, Europe's largest manufacturer of complete hydrometric systems. Stefan came to Sea-Bird Scientific after 10 years at Ott, where he started as an apprentice in production and moved into the deputy manager position at Ott's repair and service center.

Stefan, the manager of Sea-Bird Scientific Europe, was our first associate in Germany; he spent many months training at our U.S. factory in Bellevue, WA and worked with U.S. staff to install all the equipment and systems in Germany.

Stefan is responsible for calibration, repairs, technical support for European customers, administration, and leadership of the four-person team. Stefan has a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, and is working part-time on a Master Professional of Technical Management degree.

In his free time, Stefan enjoys mountain adventures, skiing, mountain biking, and motorcycling.
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