The illustration of Dogie Diver

Dogie Diver got wet today but not before being illustrated by Caitlin Webster

May 3, 2021

Dogie Diver gets wet in the North Atlantic

At 1305 UTC (coordinated Universal Time) on May 3rd, 2021, the tenth float of the newly NSF funded GO-BGC Array program was launched over the side after CTD Station #48. Huge thanks to the support of the US-GOSHIP program and the researchers onboard the A22 Expedition.

Dogie Diver (WMO #5906346) was named by Newcastle High School in Newcastle, WY. The reasoning for the name:

Our school mascot is the Dogie (long O sound, we are definitely not the doggies).

Elizabeth Ricci was the shipboard technician in charge of this launch and Dogie Diver was illustrated by Caitlin Webster! 

launch of Dogie Diver

The careful launch of Dogie Diver. photo by Jesse Anderson

the launch crew

Launching a float is a team effort. AB Drew, MT Liz, and AB Patty are overseeing the launch of Dogie Diver. Photo by Jesse Anderson.