CARTHE Drifter Deployments

DISCOVERY Yacht Shredder
June 2017

Researchers from the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbons in the Environment (CARTHE) of the University of Miami completed another trip aboard D/Y Shredder of Fleet Miami. Several drifters of varying designs were all deployed in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Florida. This expedition was vital to a long term research project utilizing different kinds of ocean drifters, which are used to document ocean currents and predict the distribution of pollutants. The day-long trip helped to finalize the research team’s efforts for the large-scale project. A special thanks to the Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science for letting us use their dock as a loading point.
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