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

Observing ocean health: RBR, Dalhousie and DFO collaborate to develop new biogeochemical sensors

The ocean’s contribution to climate change may not be as visible as that of the atmosphere, but in lock-step with the atmosphere, the ocean is changing. The physical dynamics of its currents and temperature are changing, as well as its chemical and biological aspects; its biogeochemistry. Knowing the ocean’s biogeochemistry, including ecosystem health and the ocean’s ability to absorb carbon, … Read More

RBRvirtuoso³ D|tide16 tide gauges support iXblue’s 3D seafloor mapping and New Zealand’s national tide modeling

In 2019, iXblue’s New Zealand office first deployed RBRvirtuoso³ D|tide16 loggers to measure the tides, in support of their high-resolution 3D sonar-generated maps of the seafloor. High–accuracy, long-term and low-drift tide measurements are required in iXblue’s work, to remove tides from survey data, to link geodetic land and ocean data and to model the tides in coastal regions. iXblue specializes … Read More

RBRsolo³ D | Depth Loggers deployed in research on wave transmission through mangrove forests

In July of 2019, Tori Tomiczek and Anna Wargula, assistant professors at the United States Naval Academy’s Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering in Annapolis, Maryland, USA, mounted RBRsolo³ D depth loggers to the roots of mangroves in Key West, Florida, to determine the transmission of boat wakes through the saltwater-inundated trees. Their work will help to better quantify … Read More

RBRlegato C.T.D & RTSYS NemoSens

RTSYS has integrated the RBRlegato3 C.T.D on the NemoSens© micro-AUV for low-power measurements of temperature, pressure, salinity, and sound velocity. The NemoSens is a 90cm long micro-AUV and an evolution of the RTSYS range of larger AUVs. It is lightweight, easy-to-use, modular, and intended for water quality, hydrographic, and acoustic surveys, building on RTSYS’s years of acoustics experience. NemoSens uses … Read More