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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: Victoria Turbulence Observation Retreat

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

Formatting your CF card

ODAS5IR v4.0.0 Instrument Software We have recently released ODAS5IR v4.0.0 instrument software (2019). If you are operating the new software please use the restore command to format the CF card. More information in the ODAS5IR 4.0.0 User Guide. ODAS5IR v3.5 Instrument Software If you are operating the older ODAS5IR v3.5 instrument software please follow the […]

VMP-250 Deployment Techniques Training Video

Deployment of the VMP-250 requires that it is mechanically decoupled from the vessel. Watch this training video for tips on proper deployment techniques. Video taken from recent training outside of Victoria Harbour, British Columbia.    

Announcement of Ocean Microstructure Glider (OMG) 2016 Training Program

    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 […]

Replacing Clear Heat-Shrink Tubing on SMC cables

Each SMC cable that protrudes from the nose cone of a VMP, MicroRider, or MicroSquid is encased in 2 pieces of clear heat-shrink tubing. The clear tubing insulates the exposed metal of both the SMC cable shaft and the nut from the inner wall of the probe holder. Damaged tubing must be replaced so that […]

Identifying and Avoiding Moisture Damage in your Instrument

One of the most frequently occurring problems among our user group is moisture damage to the probes, SMC cables, and nose cone.  There are several reasons moisture damage may occur. Poor installation of sensors: over-tightening or under-tightening the probe holder cap, or an ill-seated probe will compromise the integrity of the sealing surface. Installing sensors in the rain: […]