August 2023

Six floats were deployed from the R/V Bluefin on the TAO Mooring Expedition in the central tropical Pacific Ocean. All six floats will be taking measurements to help detect early signs of El Niño and Southern Oscillation events.  Taking advantage of ships of opportunity like the Bluefin helped to get these floats deployed in an area lacking 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.

Check out all adopted floats on the Adopt-a-float data table, photos of floats can be found on our Flickr page.