Entries by Kylie Flower

The 1st Summer School of Upper Ocean Turbulence, Gdańsk 2016

The 2 week course included a 2 week intensive training period (25 July – 5 August) with lectures by a diverse set of international experts that intend to cover a broad spectrum of problems ranging from application of spectral methods in turbulence data analysis to numerical methods in turbulence research. The last week of the […]

OMG 2017: Ocean Microstructure Glider Training

Ocean Microstructure Glider training, “OMG 2017”, is a 4-day training workshop that covers all aspects of turbulence measurements using MicroRider integration with ocean glider platforms. The training workshop will cover setup, operation, maintenance, deployment and processing of turbulence data. The workshop is scheduled for April 24-27, 2017 in Victoria, B.C. Canada. Please see the OMG 2017 […]

How to Make a Hotel File

In order to process data from a velocity shear probe the speed of the instrument or flow over the probes must be obtained. When using a Vertical Microstructure Profiler (VMP) the pressure data can be used to determine speed. However, pressure data cannot be used to obtain speed when profiling horizontally with a MicroRider. In […]

Scientists Explain How Meltwater Reaches Ocean Depths

January 30th, 2017 Press Release  An international team of researchers has discovered why fresh water, melted from Antarctic ice sheets, is often detected below the surface of the ocean, rather than rising to the top above denser seawater. The team found that the Earth’s rotation influences the way meltwater behaves – keeping it at depths […]

Live LAMTOV demo at Ocean Business 2017

Rockland Scientific and OceansScan-MST are pleased to announce our free live demo of the LAMTOV (Light Autonomous Microstructure Turbulence Vehicle) at Ocean Business 2017. The LAMTOV is an integration of Rockland’s neutrally buoyant MicroRider 1000 and OceanScan-MST’s LAUV. Please join us to experience this exciting collaboration. The dockside demonstration will begin at 10:30 on Wednesday, April 5th […]

Happy Holidays: Office closed from December 26-30

Please be advised that the Rockland Scientific office will be closed between December 26th to the 30th 2016. Everyone at Rockland wishes you a joyous holiday season especially if you find yourself at sea during this time. If you require support over the holidays please do not hesitate to contact support@rocklandscientific.com. We will respond promptly […]

Instrument Communication Troubleshooting

While operating a Rockland Scientific Microstructure Instrument you may experience difficulty with instrument communication. Here are some troubleshooting tips to help ensure reliable communication with your internally recording instrument. In order to communicate, you will need your microstructure instrument, the instrument deck cable and a computer. You will need to connect to your computer via […]

Winches Optimized for Turbulence Profilers

When choosing a winch for your turbulence profiler it is important to consider the deployment characteristics of turbulence profilers. Unlike a CTD Rosette, turbulence profilers descend in what is known as tethered free-fall. Tethered free-falling is when a profiler is allowed to fall uninterrupted and decoupled from the vessel and/or ocean surface motions. To achieve this, […]

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from Rockland Scientific! Emma is winning with her MicroCTD Turbulence Profiler costume. Do you want to learn more about our MicroCTD? Click here!

VicTOR 2016 Success!

Thank you to everyone who attended VicTOR 2016. It was a successful week and we are happy to see so many people learning about ocean turbulence.