September 2023

One GO-BGC and 5 SOCCOM floats were deployed from the R/V Revelle on the RR2309 Transit from Cape Town, South Africa to Valparaiso, Chile.

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.

All 6 floats deployed on the RR2309 Transit were adopted by schools in Arizona, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Vietnam. Check out all adopted floats on the Adopt-a-float data table, photos of floats can be found on our Flickr page.

Even though floats will spend 5 years in the ocean and under incredible pressure, they must be deployed carefully to not damage the instruments.