New Free Toolbox Makes OEM Sensor Integration Easier

Your RBR instruments have become even easier to use. A new C toolbox developed specifically for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers, libRBR makes integrating your RBR CTD into your glider, AUV or float system quicker and simpler. The new library handles the intricacies of waking the instrument and response parsing, while maintaining access to all instrument functionality. The libRBR toolbox … Read More

Uncovering the Ocean Dynamics Off the Coast of Madeira Island, Portugal

In the lee of Madeira Island, a famous-to-oceanographers formation occurs. To better understand ‘Madeira-Mode Water’, a team of researchers from the Oceanic Observatory of Madeira (OOM) set out in July, 2018, with an RBRconcerto³ CTD mounted to a Del Mar Oceanographic (DMO) Wirewalker and observed the daily thermocline cycle at a new level of detail. From the Portuguese naval ship … Read More

Wave data and modeling inform harbour planning in southern Nova Scotia

The small fishing harbour of Lower Sandy Point, near the southern tip of Nova Scotia, was modified to reduce the agitating effects of swell. Breakwaters were added, nearly enclosing the harbour. The resulting structure – approximately in the shape of two backward Ls with an opening between their bases – successfully reduced the swell, and, several times each year, in … Read More

The Coordinated Canyon Experiment: studying Monterey Canyon’s turbidity currents

Turbidity currents deliver sediment from the continental slopes to the deep ocean and threaten infrastructure such as submarine fiber-optic cables. The Coordinated Canyon Experiment (CCE), led by MBARI and USGS, used RBR turbidity sensors to continuously monitor the seafloor along Monterey Canyon for 18 months. The RBR turbidity sensors allowed the researchers to calibrate ADCP backscatter data and measure with new detail the … Read More

RBR supports more CTD and sensor OEM customers with libRBR toolbox

February 7, 2019 – Ottawa, ON, Canada The new libRBR toolbox enables efficient system integration for our many OEM customers. It is a C library designed for deployment on the OEM controller, providing a level of abstraction by wrapping each instrument command in a function with fully typed arguments. The library handles the intricacies of waking the instrument, response parsing, … Read More

From Antarctica to Jupiter’s Moons

Since 2014, a group of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) have been working in Antarctica to develop the underwater vehicle called the Icefin. Funded by NASA through the RISE UP (Ross Ice Shelf and Europa Underwater Probe) grant, the Icefin has been developed to study the under ice conditions on Jupiter’s moon Europa. The GIT team are … Read More