Successful air deployment of buoys with NRL partnership ahead of Hurricane Ian

On Monday, September 26th, 2022, 20 buoys were successfully deployed in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of Hurricane Ian as part of the NOPP Hurricane Coastal Impacts project. The deployment, which was facilitated by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, created a real-time sensor network to monitor Ian’s location and intensity as it advanced towards Florida’s Gulf Coast.

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Task 3A – Thomson

UW APL has been testing microSWIFT buoy deployments from NOAA aircraft.

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