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29 March 2012:

An Italian profiling float was successfully deployed in the Southern Adriatic Sea on 29 March 2012 from R/V Naše More with the help of oceanographers from the Institute for Marine and Coastal Research of Dubrovnik, Croatia. This float is an Arvor-L instrument manufactured by NKE in France. It cycles between the surface and 700/2000 dbar every 5 days and drifts at the parking depth of 350 dbar. It measures temperature and salinity at each ascent. It transmit data to, and is localized by, the standard Argos satellite system when at surface. We thank Drs. Mirna Batistic and Rade Garic and other colleagues from Dubrovnik for their cooperation. Photo gallery

10 - 17 March 2012:

Four Italian profiling floats were successfully deployed in the northern Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas between 10 and 17 March 2012 from R/V "Pourquoi Pas?" during the MOCOSED cruise with the help of oceanographers from SHOM (French Navy). These floats are Arvor-L instruments manufactured by NKE in France. They cycle between the surface and 700/2000 dbar every 5 days and drift at the parking depth of 350 dbar. They measure temperature and salinity at each ascent and transmit data to, and is localized by, the standard Argos satellite system when at surface. We thank Dr. Thierry Garlan and colleagues for conducting the deployment operations. Photo gallery

08 March 2012:

An Italian profiling float was successfully deployed in the Eastern Tropical Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Senegal on 8 March 2012 from R/V Le Suroit during the UPSEN oceanographic cruise with the help of oceanographers from the LPAOSF of Dakar University, CRODT and IRD/UPMC. This float is an Arvor-L instrument manufactured by NKE in France. It cycles between the surface and 1500 dbar every 10 days and drifts at the parking depth of 1000 dbar. It measures temperature and salinity at each ascent. It transmit data to, and is localized by, the standard Argos satellite system when at surface. We thank Dr. Alban Lazar and colleagues for helping with the deployment operations. Photo gallery


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