December 2023

Four floats were deployed from the R/V Revelle on the Ward-Nitrifiers Expedition in the south Eastern Pacific. All four floats will be taking biogeochmeical measurements for the next 4-5 years.

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 four Ward-Nitrifiers floats were adopted by schools in California and New Mexico. Check out all adopted floats on the Adopt-a-float data table, photos of floats can be found on our Flickr page.

Photo of adopted float Sea Bob. Artwork by J. Lee, photo by C. Kelly
Photo of the adopted float Capi the Kraken and the artist of the day Melea Emunah (PhD student at Stanford). Photo by Colette Kelly.
An image of “Maverick under the sea”! (Float 1450, deployed earlier today). Our artist this time was Nhan-An Tran. Photo by Colette Kelly