Article on Waverider Cat4 antenna with integrated temperature sensor

Datawell, the manufacturer of the Waverider buoys has published an extensive article about the performance of the recently released CAT4 antenna with integrated temparature sensor. The article has been published in the March/April edition of International Ocean Systems and may be downloaded here. The article focusses on the challenges of temperature measurements at sea in general, the solution that Datawell introduced not long ago and an evaluation of this new measurement concept.

Del Mar Oceanographic and Nautilus Marine Service sign cooperation agreement

Nautilus Marine Service has signed a cooperation agreement with Del Mar Oceanographic to jointly promote and sell the Wirewalker™ vertical profiling system. The Wirewalker offers the possibility of a vertical, mechanically wave-driven data acquisition of physical, biological and/or chemical characteristics of the water column. A power supply is only necessary for user-defined sensors, but not for profiling. Due to this power-saving concept, data acquisition of the water column can be carried out either stationary or drifting autonomously over a longer period of time. The profiler can be equipped with a variety of different sensors and offers optionally a real-time telemetry solution.

In combination with the particularly power-saving RBR data loggers Nautilus Marine Services now also offers a complete and extreme low-power solution for autonomous oceanographic vertical profiling.

Multibeam Surveys of Pier Walls with a Sonic 2024

Port authority bremenports GmbH & Co.KG is responsible for the hydrographic survey of the water depths in both Bremen and Bremerhaven, ensuring easy and safe navigation in the port areas. Whereas the determination of the minimum depth is relevant for the harbor master, the pilots and the maintenance dredging teams, the maximum depth is important for the ports’ maintenance department in order to identify local tidal scours and to ensure the stability of the terminals. Equipped with the multibeam Sonic 2024, bremenports’ new survey vessel Seeadler is able to survey both the water depth and the quay walls.

Thorsten Döscher, chief hydrographer at bremenports has composed a valuable article dealing with the challenges and opportunities of pier wall surveys in Bremen and Bremerhaven. The article was orginally published in the Hydrografische Nachrichten 113 (German) and is available here as individual PDF.

RBR extends current Pay It Forward program

The RBR Pay It Forward campaign enables customers to donate good quality RBR and Sea-bird (SBE) loggers to non-profit and charitable organizations and renew their inventory of new RBR Generation³ products. Your contribution to the Pay It Forward program helps provide reliable scientific instruments to a breadth of important community projects while offering you a discount to bring new RBR products into your equipment pool to improve your research capabilities and reduce your purchase and support costs.

The Details

  • Customers can donate working legacy RBR and SBE loggers to approved non-profit and charitable organizations in exchange for a discount on new RBR equipment of similar product family. Example organizations include school science programs, youth STEM programs, and small non-profit environmental organizations.
  • The donation relationship is between the original customer and the recipient. RBR and SBE do not provide any warranty nor support for the older generation equipment.
  • The Pay It Forward campaign is applicable for the following product families:
    • RBR
      • XR
      • 2050
      • 1050
      • 1060
    • Sea-Bird
      • SBE-16 SeaCAT
      • SBE 19 SeaCAT profiler
      • SBE 26 Seagauge wave & tide logger (discontinued)
      • SBE 37 MicroCAT
      • SBE 39 Temperature & depth logger
      • SBE 54 Tsunami pressure sensor logger (discontinued)
      • SBE 56 Temperature logger
  • Customers are eligible for an additional 20% discount on equivalent product(s) to the donated product(s).
  • Customers will provide RBR with the name of recipient organization for approval.
  • To qualify for the Pay It Forward discount, the equipment must be donated and the new equipment purchased by December 31, 2020.

Discounts also apply for sales through Nautilus Marine Service GmbH. Please contact us for further information.

RBR starting Webinar Series

Sarting April 1st, RBR will be hosting a series of Webinars regarding various aspects of RBR’s sensors and logger deployments.

Webinars will be hosted each Wednesday at 18:00 CEST. Currently 10 webinars are planned. For information and schedules of the webinars please refer to https://rbr-global.com/about-rbr/webinars. Webinars will be hosted via Zoom. The link to the Zoom webinar will be available after adding a webinar to your calendar through one of the calendar icons below the respective Webinar summary.

RBR Logger temporarily on offer

To help our customers get ahead of the Summer rush, we are offering an extra 10% discount for all orders of RBR data loggers, sensors and assessories that close between now and March 3o, 2020. In addition, we are offering free WiFi upgrades on applicable loggers during this same period of time.

If you are currently considering the purchase of oceanographic data loggers now would be a good time to realise this.

Our sales team would be pleased to answer any of your questions.

Nautilus Marine Service at the Oceanology

Nautilus Marine Service will exhibit again this year at the Oceanology in London.

The VITROVEX glass housings will be presented with the corresponding accessories and services.

From 17.03.-19.03.2020 you will find Nautilus Marine Service at booth A201. You are welcome!

RBR publishes user stories and publications

RBR data loggers and sensors are used in all oceans and by almost all scientific and research organizations in the world. The sensors measure parameters, like temperature, depth, salinity, dissolved oxygen, pH, turbidity anmd others.

RBR has now published a list of user stories and publications which utilised RBR devices. The publication list can be searched by title, author, application, equipment, publication and date. The user stories have been published in sequential order.