Bridging local knowledge and scientific monitoring in coastal Nunatsiavut communities

CTD profiling in Labrador

The Arctic, a region greatly affected by climate change, is experiencing some of the highest rates of warming compared to the rest of the globe. Although much research has focused on understanding the resulting changes in these high-latitude ocean regions, there is a noticeable gap in coastal zone monitoring. This coastal area is often the most utilized and important to … Read More

Pushing what’s possible: High resolution estuarine sampling using rapid vertical profiling

Rocky Geyer - Boat Returning

Dr. Rocky Geyer, Senior Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, specializes in estuarine and coastal transport processes, sediment transport, and numerical modeling of estuaries and river plumes. But in actuality, everything Geyer studies boils down to a deep love of nature and physics. “At its core, science is about answering questions and understanding. For me, understanding how water mixes or … Read More

The SUNRISE Project: Using RBR instruments to unravel mixing in the Gulf of Mexico

Wirewalker mooring being deployed off the R/V Pelican (photo credit: Dr. Jen MacKinnon)

The coastal ocean is a dynamic and productive environment, critical for the success of fisheries, tourism, and local economies. But these productive environments are also associated with a variety of complex oceanographic features. To better understand and protect these ecosystems, many physical oceanographers are diving deeper into the dynamics that drive mixing and water exchange. Complex coastal features like currents … Read More

Sampling by Snorkelling: Using the RBRconcerto C.T.D.ODO.Tu to sample mangroves and coral reefs in the Florida Keys

Snorkelling through coral reefs and kayaking through mangroves is undoubtedly not how most ocean scientists would think to deploy a CTD. But thanks to RBR’s easy-to-use, lightweight CTD, SEA Semester students researching coral reefs and mangroves along the Florida Keys were able to do just that. Based in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, Sea Education Association (SEA) is a leading non-profit, independent … Read More

RBR loggers deployed in the Cretan Sea (Eastern Mediterranean Sea) to monitor climatic change impact on the marine environment

In February 2021, two deep-sea moorings were deployed in the west Cretan Sea strait (south Aegean Sea) between Crete and Antikythira. The moorings were equipped with two RBRconcerto3 deep-sea loggers, including pressure, temperature, conductivity, and RBRcoda T.ODO dissolved oxygen sensors. The RBR loggers were deployed both at the strait bottom (~900 m) and at intermediate depth (300 m), paired with … Read More

RBRvirtuoso³ turbidity loggers deployed in coastal France as part of benthic ecosystem monitoring network

Off-shore of Brittany, in the western-most part of contiguous France, seven autonomous sea-bed platforms have been deployed to monitor turbidity. The measurements are being collected as part of France’s Réseau d’Observation Haute-Fréquence pour l’Environnement Côtier (ROEC), a local network (Brittany) for high-frequency coastal ocean observing, of which ROEC-Benth is the branch responsible for observing turbidity at the seabed. Bottom-mounted tripod … Read More