October 2022

In the first GO-BGC expedition to the Indian Ocean, five GO-BGC floats were deployed north and east of Madagascar from the R/V Agulhas.  This marks the first of six expeditions that deployed GO-BGC floats in the Indian Ocean in 2022 and 2023.

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.

Floats deployed as part of Madagascar expedition were adopted by schools in California and Michigan. Check out all adopted floats on the Adopt-a-Float table, photos of floats can be found on our Flickr page.

These lucky researchers are about to deploy Captain Nemo who will collect measurements between 2000m and the surface.

Smartypants will be leading the charge in delivering important biogeochemical data about the ocean for the next 5 years.

SCEEC, adopted by College of the Canyons in California, will join other floats in delivering data to the Data Assembly Centers (DACs) for researchers across the world to use.

Float Koho, adopted by a math class in Michigan, will be analyzing biogeochemical measurements while it performs a profile every 10 days.