April 2024

The RV/IB Nathaniel B. Palmer (named for the first American to see Antarctica) will conduct an expedition southward from New Zealand to Antarctica and Palmer Station, then north to Punta Arenas, Chile crossing the Drake Passage (named for Sir Francis Drake). Between New Zealand and Punta Arenas, the RV/IB Palmer will deploy 9 GO-BGC floats. 

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 nine floats deployed from the Palmer 24-04 expedition were adopted by schools in California, Hawai’i, Illinois, New Jersey, Washington, and schools from Reykjavik,Iceland and Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Check out all adopted floats on the Adopt-a-Float data table, photos of floats can be found on our Flickr page.