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.

Vorführung des EchoBoat

Überzeugen Sie sich von der Flexibilität und Leistungsfähigkeit des unbemannten und autonomen Vermessungsbootes EchoBoat (USV) von Seafloor Systems. Das Fahrzeug ist mit einem Fächerecholot, einem GNSS basierten Inertialsystem und einer Schallprofilsonde vollständig für eine bathymetrische Vermessung ausgerüstet.

Sie wollen an der Vorführung am 06.11. oder am 07.11.2019 teilnehmen? Zur Einladung geht es hier

Für weitere Informationen und Datenblätter klicken Sie hier

 

Pressure testing of oceanographic instruments by RBR

The pressure test facility operated by Nautilus Marine Service can generate pressure up to 1300 bar (18.850 psi), which is more than the pressure at the sea floor at the deepest points of the oceans. The test execution is fully automatic according to an individually defined pressure profile. Nautilus Marine Service operates its pressure test facility primarily for demanding tests on VITROVEX® glass enclosures and provides in terms of speed, accuracy and robustness advantages over conventional pressure testing equipment.

Since the pressure test facility is also available to external clients, the Canadian company RBR recently accomplished a series of calibration tests under seawater conditions for their latest RBRconcerto³ CTD probes to ensure the highest accuracy of these oceanographic instruments.

The complete article has just been published in the ON & T magazine  and can be downloaded here