On Thursday September 14th, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Scientific Development Squadron (VXS-1) airdropped several buoys to observe coastal impacts from Hurricane Lee, which remained offshore.
The National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) highlights the importance of public-private partnerships at OCEANS Conference 2023
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s Scientific Development Squadron (VXS) 1 mobilized a crew for a NP-3C Orion operation with less than 24 hours’ notice to airdrop 10 Sofar Spotter buoys in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of Hurricane Idalia on Monday, August 28.
On Monday, August 28th, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Scientific Development Squadron (VXS-1) airdropped 18 buoys associated with the Task 3A teams of the NOPP Hurricane Coastal Impacts project in the path of Hurricane Idalia.
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.