Coconut Woman reports successsful deployment of drifter buoy for JCOMMOPS, NOAA and UNESCO-IOC.
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ID No. 127248
Deployed at designated longitude of 99W.
Time: 18:45 GMT
Deployed From: Starboard stern
Ship Speed: 6 knots
Height Above Mean Sea Level: 1 meter
We're looking forward to following it.
All the Best, Justin and Meredith Smith
Each boat was given a drifter buoy and deployment instructions to release on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, the guys who provide data and analysis for meteorologists.
These buoys float along with the ocean currents sending back data to NOAA. We were just sent information on how to track our own ourselves.
But we didn't want to deploy a naked buoy so decorations were a must. Glitter, shells, and our dear rubber bunny were super glued to it. Farewell Bun Bun. He's looking forward to taking a break from hopping to bob around for a few years instead