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LOGAN, UTAH — Campbell Scientific, Inc., a global leader in measurement instrumentation, is proud to announce the celebration of its 50-year anniversary. Founded on 12 August 1974 by brothers, Eric and Evan Campbell, in Logan, Utah, Campbell Scientific has continuously pushed the boundaries of innovation, revolutionizing the field of data-acquisition instrumentation and monitoring.

From its humble beginnings in the basement of the Campbell family home with the CA-9 Path-Averaging Laser Anemometer—the first product marketed by the company—to its current position as a trusted provider of cutting-edge measurement solutions worldwide, Campbell Scientific has remained committed to excellence, quality, and customer satisfaction.

CEO, Rob Campbell, says, “Advancing science and technology has been an integral part of Campbell Scientific since the beginning. To work with scientists, researchers, and inquisitive minds throughout the world is an incredible opportunity. Our gear has helped our clients make incredibly accurate and reliable environmental and infrastructure measurements in the most challenging of conditions. From the top of Mount Everest to the depths of Death Valley, we appreciate that our clients continue to count on us when measurements really matter. We look forward to continuing to play an important role in helping humankind build a better understanding of the environment; monitor modern infrastructure (such as mines, dams, and bridges); and provide measurement systems for clean, renewable energy that our clients can count on for decades to come.”

Over the past five decades, Campbell Scientific has achieved a plethora of milestones and accolades, including:

  • Introducing the CR5 Digital Recorder in 1975, followed by the manufacturing of hundreds of thousands of data loggers to date
  • Expanding into global markets with affiliate offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, France, Germany, India, Japan, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, and the United Kingdom
  • Collaborating with partners to install automated weather stations on Mount Everest, including the highest altitude weather station on land
  • Launching innovative products and technology such as the Aspen™10, CR6, DustVue™, CampbellCloud, CampbellGo, and VSPECT®
  • Developing industry-leading instrumentation for measuring trace gas fluxes, which is critical for verifying and tuning global climate models, mesoscale and weather models, complex biogeochemical and ecological models, and remote-sensing estimates from satellites and aircraft
  • Regional recognition for workplace safety, environmental sustainability, and contributions to technology and innovation

As Campbell Scientific celebrates its 50th anniversary, it expresses gratitude to its clients, partners, and employees for their unwavering support and dedication. The company looks forward to continuing its journey of innovation and collaboration as it enters the next chapter of its storied history.


Editorial/PR Contact: Brooke Johnsen, bjohnsen@campbellsci.com 

About Campbell Scientific

Since 1974, Campbell Scientific has used innovative technology and services to assist nations around the world to be better prepared to mitigate extreme climate events. We help provide clean air and water, efficient sources of renewable energy, a reliable supply of quality food, well-built infrastructure, and safe transportation. We do this by working with our business partners and clients to convert reliable measurements into actionable insights because we believe what we do makes a difference—a difference in the lives of our clients and employees, a difference in the communities in which we live, and ultimately a difference in the quality of life we enjoy on this planet.

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