We would like to thank the many people from the oceanographic institutions listed below for their help with the drifter deployments and recoveries:

Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale - OGS (Trieste, Italy)

Alessandro Bubbi, Fabio Brunetti, Elena Mauri, Paolo Mansutti, Gulio Notarstefano

NATO Undersea Research Center - NURC (La Spezia, Italy)

Richard Signell and Pietro Zanasca

Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (Split, Croatia)

Vlado Dadic, Branka Grbec

Croatian Hydrographic Institute (Split, Croatia)

Nenad Leder

Rudjer Boskovic Institute Center for Marine Research (Rovinj, Croatia)

Nenad Smodlaka

National Institute of Biology Marine (Piran, Slovenia)

Vlado Malacic

ISMAR/CNR (Ancona, Venice and Lesina, Italy)

Federico Spagnoli, Elio Paschini, Andrea Mazzoldi

University of Washington (Seattle, Washington)

Craig Lee

University of Hawaii (Honolulu, Hawaii)

Pierre Flament, Philip Moravcik

University of Zagreb (Zagreb, Croatia)

Mirko Orlic

Naval Postgraduate School  (Monterey, California)

Jeff Paduan

Financial support to conduct this drifter program was kindly provided by the Office of Naval Research (Physical Oceanography, CODE 322) in Arlington, VA, USA and the NATO Undersea Research Centre, La Spezia, Italy.