CROW and Collecting Wintertime Data in the Arctic Ocean

“This year we were working at minus 35 and we realized, that’s where just about everything starts to work badly. We had snowmobile issues. We had ice auger issues. We had plastics breaking. I noticed for one of the few times that the local Inuit Rangers we were working with were cold. These are the guys who take their gloves … Read More

RBR Opens Office in China

November 1, 2018 – Qingdao, China RBR is pleased to announce the formal opening of RBR China in Qingdao. RBR China is a wholly-owned foreign enterprise under the direction of RBR Ltd. (Canada) and has been established to more efficiently support the growing customer base and collaborative business development activities in China. The coastal city of Qingdao is the hub … Read More

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

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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