RBR celebrates 50 years of driving change

RBR 50th Anniversary celebration

RBR is proud to celebrate its 50th anniversary of providing oceanographic sensors, instruments, and measurement systems to researchers around the world. Founded in 1973, RBR has grown from a small Canadian engineering contractor to become one of the most innovative instrumentation companies in global oceanography. Richard Brancker Research, as RBR started, was founded in a basement. Taking over the entire home, … Read More

A proven standard in CTD sensor technology: RBR’s inductive conductivity cell

Underwater photo deployment of RBR CTD in a cage

There are many tools to measure the physical properties of the ocean, yet few are as universal as the CTD. RBR’s inductive conductivity cell has taken its place at the forefront of high-accuracy CTD sensor technology as a proven standard that is robust, reliable, and uses a fraction of the power required for pumped CTDs. Conductivity, temperature, and pressure (depth) … Read More

RBR and Ocean Networks Canada collaboration extends long-term seismic monitoring capabilities

Location of ONC remote sensing system

In 2021, RBR and Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) collaboratively designed and deployed a suite of instruments tailored to long-term and remote seismic research. This system is serviceable by remotely operated vehicle (ROV) while deployed, addresses instrument drift internally, can be deployed individually or integrated into a cabled array, and is entirely monitored by a portable data controller and power hub. … Read More

Understanding the glacier-ocean connection in Jones Sound: A multidisciplinary approach

Group of interdisciplinary scientists from the summer 2022 field season.

Nestled between Ellesmere Island and Devon Island is Jones Sound, which is located in the rapidly and dramatically changing Canadian Arctic. The coastlines here are characterised by intricate fjords, many of which are highly influenced by tidewater glaciers (i.e. glaciers that end at the head of the fjord which discharge meltwater below the ocean surface). It is a region at … Read More

Resolving spatial and temporal variations in estuarine gas flux

Variations in estuarine gas flux model

Estuaries are thought to be major players in the global carbon budget, acting as significant sources of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. However, the uncertainties on existing measurements are high. A recent study led by Dr. Malcolm Scully, a researcher at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), aims to improve our understanding of global fluxes of CO2 from estuaries by examining how … Read More

Who is RBR Support, and how can they help you?

RBR Support Team

RBR is at the service of our customers – and their success is our overriding goal. Our remarkable support team is an integral part of achieving this goal. But who are the people behind the emails, phone calls, and video chats? We sat down with the team to find out what they’re passionate about, and to discuss how they can help … Read More