Sea-Bird Scientific announces the availability of the Navis Autonomous Profiling Float with Biogeochemical Sensors. Navis BGCi carries an SBE 41CP CTD with an integrated SBE 63 Optical Dissolved Oxygen sensor and a bolt-on WET Labs MCOMS. To view live data from the first Navis BGC floats, click a green marker on the map below. You may use this data for research, but we request a reference citation in your work..

Sea-Bird Scientific, a team comprised of Sea-Bird Electronics, WET Labs, and Satlantic, now offers a full suite of sensor systems and platforms for profiling float-based biogeochemical (BGC) research. Bolt-on style BGC sensor systems for profiling floats were developed by WET Labs and Satlantic, in close coordination with key scientists. Headlined by the Bio-Optical Sensor Systems (BOSS), these systems offer various configurations of integrated multispectral radiometry, scattering, beam attenuation, chlorophyll and CDOM measurements to complement the temperature and salinity data of the floats. Individual sensors for UV nitrate and optical oxygen are also available. These sensor systems are now deployed with Sea-Bird Electronics float CTDs on several float manufacturers' platforms. Together, the Sea-Bird Scientific companies have delivered more than one hundred BGC systems to date.

For background information, see Biogeochemical Monitoring of the Oceans Using Autonomous Profiling Floats, published in March 2013 issue of Ocean News & Technology.

See selection guide for information on BGC sensors that can be deployed with Argo floats.

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