Instrumenting a Hydrothermal Vent

In July 2018, a team of researchers and engineers from Rutgers University and the University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory deployed the Cabled Observatory Vent Imaging Sonar (COVIS) to the NSF-funded Ocean Observatories Initiative Cabled Array. COVIS, a multibeam acoustic sensor, is installed at 1600m depth at the ASHES hydrothermal vent field within the Caldera of Axial Seamount, an active … Read More

RBR makes the Growth 500 list – again.

– Canadian Business unveils 30th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies – Ottawa (September 17, 2018) Canadian Business and Maclean’s today released the 30th annual Growth 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies – and RBR made the list again. Produced by Canada’s premier business and current affairs media brands, the Growth 500 ranks Canadian businesses on five-year revenue … Read More

The Whale Watchers

RBRconcerto CTD

Close to the small New Zealand town of Kaikoura, the Kaikoura Canyon creates a unique opportunity for researchers to study sperm whale populations due to its proximity to the New Zealand coast. Just over a kilometre away from a mountain range with peaks over 2200 metres, the Kaikoura Canyon plunges to 1000m depth, and it connects with the Hikurangi Trough which … Read More

BC’s Earthquake Early Warning Offshore Sensor Deployments Completed

There are currently no known means to predict earthquakes reliably; however, seismic instruments can rapidly detect an earthquake as it begins to unfold and communicate a warning before shaking arrives. Earlier this month, Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) completed the installation of the last offshore earthquake early warning sensors on Canada’s largest fault. Over the last three summers, ONC has installed … Read More

NCOSM & RBR Collaboration

July 17, 2018 – Haikou, China RBR, a leading manufacturer of CTDs and other high-precision oceanographic instrumentation, has signed a Letter of Intent to develop a collaboration with the Chinese National Centre of Ocean Standards and Metrology (NCOSM) in a ceremony held in Haikou, China. These documents mark the start of an official relationship to certify NCOSM as an RBR-authorized calibration facility … Read More

New RBRquartz³ BPR (Bottom Pressure Recorder) Enables Tsunami Monitoring Programs

July 2018 – Ottawa, ON, Canada Accurate and long-term measurements of sea level, tidal harmonics, and tsunami activity are a growing requirement to address global coastal developments and risk mitigation programs. Real-time tsunami monitoring and warning systems are being developed to save lives, model wave propagation, and quantify coastal hazards. At the heart of these measurements is the new RBRquartz³ … Read More