High-precision sonic rangefinders directly measure ice and snow position even when the ice is warm and melting.
Waterproof and buoyant, SIMB3 is both deployable and operable in open water and seasonal ice.
Install withouth tools in less than 30 min for fully-autonomous, 4-season operation.
SIMB3 enables year-long observations of ice melt, growth, and temperature profile that are impractical or impossible to collect by other means. Whether you’re conducting climate research or monitoring ice roads, SIMB3 stretches your data collection capabilities and dollars by automating routine observation.
From the SIMB3 data dashboard, you can view the data your instruments collect immediately after they collect it. Current conditions, historical measurements, and instrument information are available within 5 minutes of transmission from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Want to build applications on top of SIMB3 data? Check out our API for programmatic access.
By carefully combining proprietary and open source design solutions, SIMB3 is built around customizability. Purchase our standard model or work with us to create a bespoke instrument package that optimally suits your observational goals.
"The SIMB3 is a central component of our research program. It provides enhanced capabilities for sea ice mass balance measurements in a package that is easier to ship, easier to install, more reliable and less expensive than previous models. Data from SIMB3s are automatically posted on the web within minutes making it easy to track ice temperature and thickness at multiple locations in the polar oceans"
Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth College
Remotely observe the 4-season cycle of sea ice mass balance with independent surface and bottom measurements
De-risk ice travel and navigation with ice thickness, growth, melt, and weather data in real-time
Better inform strategic decisions by monitoring sea ice conditions near current and future asset locations
Learn how to plot SIMB3 data using the Python programming language
Everything you need to know to access data and metadata using our public REST API
From units to header labels, here's everything you need to know about the SIMB3 datasheet.
Learn how to plot SIMB3 data using MATLAB