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

The purpose of the ‘Summer School of Upper Ocean Turbulence’ was to teach students (graduate students and scientists) in the art of turbulence theory, processes and measurements with the focus on the upper ocean.

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 program (8-12 August) included at sea data collection and hands-on experience in data analysis with VMP250 turbulence microstructure profiler. Read More>>

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 Preliminary Schedule for details. The event promises to bring together a diverse group of scientists from around the world. Seats are limited, to register please fill out the OMG 2017 Registration Form.

 

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 of several hundred metres.

The research is published this week in the journal Nature in association with colleagues at University of Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, University of East Anglia (UEA), British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and Stockholm University. Read Full Article

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 with a follow-up classroom session at 12:00 on Thursday, April 6th.

To register for the free demo please follow the link here.

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Video of the Light Autonomous Underwater Vehicle from OceanScan-MST

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 to any inquiries.

Happy Holidays from everyone at Rockland Scientific International

 

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!

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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.

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VicTOR 2016: Victoria Turbulence Observation Retreat

 

VicTOR 2016 builds on success of previous turbulence training workshops held around the world

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The Victoria Turbulence Observation Retreat, “VicTOR 2016”, is a 5-day VMP training workshop that covers all aspects turbulence measurements using VMP profilers, from basic measurement theory, to the setup, operation, maintenance, deployment and processing of VMP turbulence data. The workshop is scheduled for October 17-21, 2016 in Victoria. Please see the VicTOR 2016 Syllabus for details. Seven spots remain at time of this publishing.

 

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Announcement of Ocean Microstructure Glider (OMG) 2016 Training Program

 

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VICTORIA, CANADA, April 18, 2016 – Rockland Scientific Inc. (Rockland), Teledyne Webb Research (TWR) and their Spanish partner, INNOVA oceanografía litoral, are pleased to announce the inaugural Ocean Microstructure Glider Training Program (OMG 2016), scheduled for May 10 – 13th, 2016 at the “Marine Technological Service” (SITMA) within the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

The training course is concentrated on acquisition and analysis of microstructure turbulence measurements from the Slocum Ocean Microstructure Glider. This unique collaboration of Rockland Turbulence Scientists and TWR Glider Pilot Instructors results in a comprehensive Ocean Microstructure Glider programme spanning 3.5 days, with one day of this time dedicated to field measurements off the coast of Gran Canaria.

To ensure a limited number of trainees per instructor, spaces will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please visit the news section of the Rockland, TWR or INNOVA for the course syllabus and contact info@rocklandscientific.com for more information and registration details.

About Rockland Scientific

Rockland, located in Victoria, Canada, provides sensors and instrument systems for ocean turbulence measurements. The instruments are either ship-deployed profilers, moored systems, or deployed from autonomous gliders, floats, or AUVs. RSI measurement systems are used worldwide in a multitude of disciplines, such as Climate Research, Renewable Ocean Energy, Coastal Management and Erosion Studies, and Fisheries Research.

About Teledyne Webb Research

TWR is a world leader in the design and manufacture of scientific instruments for oceanographic research and monitoring. Teledyne Webb Research specialises in three areas of ocean instrumentation: neutrally buoyant, autonomous drifters and profilers; autonomous underwater gliding vehicles; and moored underwater sound sources.

About INNOVA oceanografía litoral

INNOVA, founded in 1997 and headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, specializes in oceanographic services and supplies instrumentation for the measurement of ocean dynamics. INNOVA leverages its strong relationships with vendors such as Rockland and TWR to promote and organizes training seminars and courses, providing end-users in the Southern European with opportunities for hands-on exposure to the latest ocean technologies

Please see the OMG 2016 Training Overview for course outline and learning goals.