Update on Deployment of NOAA Drifter Buoys

November 23, 2021

Students aboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans have now deployed six NOAA buoys on the southwest-bound leg of their voyage to Hawaii. This is in an area of ocean that has less vessel traffic and thus fewer buoys, so the voyage of the Seamans presented a valuable opportunity for research. These drifting buoys contribute to the US Global Forecast System to better understand the ocean and atmosphere.

Click here for a dedicated viewer to track the buoys. (Use user name; robertseamans, password: drifter-data).  Click in the upper left corner, where it says “Select” to select buoy.

Click here for more information about NOAA’s Global Drifter Program.

Read Alice Hough’s recent blog post to learn more about the deployments.

Contact: Douglas Karlson, Director of Communications, 508-444-1918 | dkarlson@sea.edu

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