The R/V Mirai conducted the P14 cruise starting in Dutch Harbor, Alaska and heading south along 180W to 28N and deploying 7 GO-BGC floats along the way. The first float, Mr Plank (#21818), was deployed in the Bering Sea, with the remaining floats deployed in an almost straight line due south.
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 Ship and Ancillary Data page.
The floats deployed from the Revelle as part of P14 were adopted by schools from Arizona, Deleware, California, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Texas. Check out all adopted floats on the Adopt-a-float data table.
“Mr. Plank” getting a little rest before the big adventure. Floats are shipped either one or two floats per crate to protect their instruments and antennae.
The first P14 float, “Mr. Plank”, was deployed in the Bering Sea.