July 2023

In 2023, the R/V Revelle conducted a basin-wide expedition in the Indian Ocean made up of smaller expeditions including the DMBE (in green on map); Mauritius to India transit (in orange); ASTRAL/EKAMSAT (not displayed on map); India to Australia transit (in blue); and the IO5 Expedition (in red). GO-BGC saves time and money by utilizing research vessles of opportunity, like the Revelle, to deploy floats as it travels between ports to pick up new researchers and equipment, as in the transit from India to Australia.

Five floats were deployed from the Revelle during the transit from India to Australia. Float status including number of completed profiles to date is available in the Float Status Table.

Associated documentation, shipboard validation data sets (if collected), and float data sets are available on our Shipboard Calibration and Validation Datasets page.

The floats deployed from the Revelle as part of the India to Australia transit were adopted by schools from Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts and Oregon. Check out all adopted floats on the Adopt-a-float data table, photos of floats can be found on our Flickr page.

Adopted by the robotics club at Warrenton Middle School, Aqua is living up to its name and floating in the waters south of India and Sri Lanka.

The Cunning Kudu was named after a large African antelope.

Named by the 4-H robotics club in Gila Arizona, Water Dog is enjoying some time in the eastern Indian Ocean where it will be collecting important data for the next 5 years.