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sociated impact from, climate changes sured by Sea-Bird instruments include to the monitoring of environmental im- temperature, salinity, pressure, oxygen, pacts of major episodic events such as pH, ? uorescence, turbidity, nitrate, oil spills and tsunamis. Every Sea-Bird phosphate and irradiance. The compa- instrument is delivered fully calibrated. ny’s instruments are used on shipboard

Its 28 CTD and DO calibration baths at pro? ling systems, moored platforms, our U.S. factory and at our European autonomous ? oats and moored pro? l- calibration lab ensure Sea-Bird instru- ers. Sea-Bird Scienti? c also manufac- ments are the gold standard in research tures several platforms for integration and operations. These automated cali- with sensors, including autonomous bration systems perform a combined to- pro? ling ? oats and moored pro? lers. tal of more than 40,000 complete sensor Advances in autonomous pro? ling ? oat calibrations per year. Sea-Bird Scienti? c technology now provide reliable, stable has an extensive internal science team, temperature, conductivity and pressure other ocean monitoring programs such with a number of Ph.D. oceanographers measurements for ? ve years and be- as SOCCOM, with suf? cient power for spanning several focus areas to deter- yond. This, in large part, has been en- over 300 pro? les with the SBE 41 CTD. mine scienti? c requirements for its in- abled by the Sea-Bird Scienti? c SBE The SOCCOM project is augmenting struments, test and evaluate prototypes, 41 CTD sensor, which is the standard conventional Argo ? oats with biogeo- oversee production calibration process- for temperature and conductivity mea- chemical sensors to measure carbon es and answer questions from scientists surements for the Argo program. The (pH), nutrients (nitrate) and oxygen.

Email: pparikh@seabird.com using its instruments around the world. Sea-Bird Scienti? c Navis Autonomous https://sea-birdscienti? c.com/

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