Current position of the SSV Robert C. Seamans. Click on the vessel to view position history. Use the tools, top right, to change the map style or view data layers. Dates and times use GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).
SEA Currents: SSV Robert C. Seamans
November 23, 2021
Update on Deployment of NOAA Drifter Buoys
Students aboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans have now deployed six NOAA buoys on the southwest-bound leg of their voyage to Hawaii. This is in an area of ocean that has less vessel traffic and thus fewer buoys, so the voyage of the Seamans presented a valuable opportunity for research. These drifting buoys contribute to the US Global Forecast System to better understand the ocean and atmosphere.
Click here for a dedicated viewer to track the buoys. (Use user name; robertseamans, password: drifter-data). Click in the upper left corner, where it says "Select" to select buoy.
Read Alice Hough's recent blog post to learn more about the deployments.