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Try our new Cable Search page -- this Beta page allows you to search for cables, including Y-cables for multiple auxiliary sensors connecting to a single end cap connector.
(updated March 2013)
Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc is pleased to announce the opening in 2011 of our European calibration and repair center. Located in Kempten, Germany, Sea-Bird GmbH offers our European customers the same high-quality repair and calibration services that had previously only been performed at Sea-Bird headquarters facility in Bellevue, Washington, USA. As of March 2013, Sea-Bird GmbH is supporting SBE 3, 4, 5, 9plus and 11plus (911plus) and 17plus (917plus), 16, 16plus, 16plus V2, 18, 19, 19plus, 19plus V2, 21, 27, 37, 38, 39, 45, 49, 50, and 52-MP.
Lithium Battery Regulation Updates
Significant changes to regulations for shipping lithium batteries were implemented January 1, 2013. If you are planning to ship an SBE 37 MicroCAT, SBE 39 Temperature Recorder, and/or SBE 44 Underwater Inductive Modem, see the latest version of your instrument manual for a summary of the changes.
Student Equipment Loan Program Award
Sea-Bird is pleased to announce that the Student Equipment Loan Program Award for 2013 is going to Lydia Kapsenberg, a graduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Lydia will be deploying several SBE 37-SMP-IDO MicroCATs off the California coast to identify upwelling events, based on simultaneous and projected low pH, temperature, and dissolved oxygen corresponding with higher salinity.
Autonomous Profiling Float
Sea-Bird is introducing the Navis Autonomous Profiling Float and Navis Autonomous Profiling Float with Biogeochemical (BGC) Sensors.
Training videos are now available, covering O-ring, connector, and cable maintenance; SBE 32 Carousel Water Sampler maintenance; SBE 5T Pump maintenance; SBE 18 and 27 pH Sensor calibration; and SBE 16/19 SeaCAT maintenance. Click here to go to the Videos page.
(Note: These videos are accessed via YouTube. If your network does not allow you to access YouTube, or does not permit you to be redirected to another website, you can download the videos from our ftp site.)
SBE 37-SMP-ODO and
37-IMP-ODO MicroCATs (May 2012)
Sea-Bird is introducing the SBE 37-SMP-ODO and SBE 37-IMP-ODO MicroCATs, providing moored conductivity, temperature, pressure (optional), and optical dissolved oxygen measurements.
Sea-Bird is introducing the SBE 25plus Sealogger CTD, a successor to the SBE 25 (field-proven since 1989).
Liquid Robotics PacX Challenge
On November 17th, 2011, Liquid Robotics launched four Wave Gliders on a record-breaking journey. The Wave Gliders are traveling together from San Francisco to Hawaii, and then taking separate routes across the Pacific, two to Japan and two to Australia. On their journey, the Wave Gliders will continuously transmit valuable data on salinity and water temperature, waves, weather, fluorescence, and dissolved oxygen, collecting approximately 2.25 million discrete data points. Each Wave Glider is equipped with a Sea-Bird Glider Payload CTD with SBE 43F Dissolved Oxygen Sensor. Follow the Wave Gliders and view the data at http://liquidr.com/pacx/pacific-crossing.html.
SBE 63 Optical Dissolved Oxygen Sensor
Sea-Bird is introducing the SBE 63 Optical Dissolved Oxygen Sensor, an individually calibrated, high-accuracy DO sensor.
Please share your knowledge with the oceanographic community by providing information for posting on the Sea-Bird website -- see Customer Applications using Sea-Bird Instruments.
Customer Satisfaction Survey
Do you have a few minutes to help us improve our products and support? Go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/Sea-Bird_Survey1 to take a short customer satisfaction survey.
Field Service Bulletins
- Argo CTD Warranty Claims for failed Druck pressure sensors (March 2013): Argo float Druck pressure sensor micro-leak problem and warranty replacement
- SBE 56 Temperature Sensors (April 2012): SBE 56 temperature sensor battery endurance may be sensitive to orientation.
- Click here for a complete list of Field Service Bulletins.
(changes in previous 2 months in red)
Deployment Endurance Calculator: 1.5
Seasave V7: 7.22.5
SBE Data Processing: 7.22.5a
Seasoft for Waves: 2.0
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