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

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