May 6, 2021
AHEA is launched during calm conditions
At 1015 UTC (coordinated Universal Time) on May 6rd, 2021, the eleventh float of the newly NSF funded GO-BGC Array program was launched over the side after CTD Station #58. Huge thanks to the support of the US-GOSHIP program and the researchers onboard the A22 Expedition.
AHEA (WMO #5906439) was named by the Alisal High Engineering Academy. The reasoning for the name:
“AHEA was named in honor of our school. “
Elizabeth Ricci was the shipboard technician in charge of this launch and AHEA was illustrated by Caitlyn Webster!