The Sea-Bird Ocean Measurement Group and Satlantic Inc. announced that Satlantic is joining Sea-Bird Electronics and WET Labs in the Sea-Bird Ocean Measurement Group.
"Satlantic's technology and products are a natural fit and will allow us to better offer complete solutions to our customers measurement needs" Sea-Bird's President Norge Larson stated in making the announcement. "Satlantic joining Sea-Bird and WET Labs is combining the best in biogeochemical and physical oceanographic sensors."
"We have worked closely with the Satlantic team for many years," stated Casey Moore, President of WET Labs. "Our common customer base uses optics to measure and understand the ocean. That commonality has grown over the years as we have worked together in developing instruments and long-term monitoring systems. Our clients have seen the fruits of our joint efforts and we look forward to continuing, enhancing, and expanding those relationships."
"This is a great opportunity," Marlon Lewis, President of Satlantic said. "This step is the natural progression in our work to provide the best scientific solutions for clients. Joining together will provide immediate benefits for our clients, especially with respect to our ability to deliver comprehensive monitoring systems. I am particularly excited that we are joining together now, as our work with WET Labs and Sea-Bird Electronics to build integrated physical and biogeochemical sensors for a variety of platforms is really taking off."
Day to day operations at Satlantic will not change, however Lewis expects that the firms will work more closely on the collaborative efforts in which they are currently engaged. "Our overriding goal - to provide the marine sciences community with the highest quality products available - hasn't changed at all," Lewis said. "We see our companies joining together very much in line with this singular objective."