Technical Workshops

Field Trip to RBR


July 8, 2019


IUGG General Assembly – RBR

Registration deadline: June 14, 2019

Cost: $175 CAD, this includes transportation from Montreal to Ottawa and back, short city tour, lunch at RBR headquarters and dinner at downtown.

Requirements: Registration is required for this event and a confirmation letter will be received for successful registration. Comfortable, closed-toe shoes are required as part of the excursion will be outdoors with short distance walks.

Description: Tour the home of high-accuracy instruments to measure the blue planet. RBR invites you to an exclusive open door tour of their headquarters near Ottawa, Ontario. This excursion to the “Silicon Valley of Canada” will provide you with the unique opportunity to tour their engineering, calibration, and manufacturing facilities. This tour will also include a live product demonstration and seminars on the latest generation products, technology, and interesting user application stories. A city tour and dinner at a downtown restaurant.

Optimizing Ocean Measurements: An Instrumentation Workshop


April 8, 2019

Dec 13, 2018

Oct 26, 2018

Oct 21, 2018

Oct 19, 2018

Jul 26, 2018


Ocean Business 2019, Southampton, UK

RAE, Long Beach, CA

Qingdao, China

OCEANS 18, Charleston, SC

PECS, Galveston, TX

UH Manoa, Honolulu, HI

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