Technical Workshops

Optimizing Coastal Measurements: An Instrumentation Workshop


Date

Jul 26, 2018

Oct 19, 2018

Oct 21, 2018

Oct 26, 2018

Dec 13, 2018

Location

UH Manoa, Honolulu, HI

PECS, Galveston, TX

OCEANS 18, Charleston, SC

Qingdao, China

RAE, Long Beach, CA

Coastal ocean observations, as fundamental and exciting as they are, can also be quite the daunting task. As an instrumentation provider, RBR has recognized that those who take the time to become familiar with, care for, and understand the limitations and strengths of their equipment often have the greatest successes in the field.

This workshop is a forum to spark interests in understanding oceanographic sensor measurement methods, improving the quality of field data, increasing deployment success rates, and improving the safety of those conducting the observations. We will focus on best practices, practical maintenance, deployment considerations, and a few tips and tricks to help get the most from your ocean observing equipment. The material covered is applicable to a wide variety of common instrumentation.

  • Sensor technology
  • – Inductive conductivity measurements
    – Pressure measurements
    – Temperature measurements
    – Optical measurements

  • Technical considerations when selecting a sensor
  • Configuring instruments for deployment
  • Mounting & deployment considerations
  • Data processing
  • Sensor maintenance
  • Software and mobile applications