Students Launch Ocean Drifter

During their month long stay at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, OET Honors Research Program students were tasked with building two ocean drifters per group, based on plans from, a program run by NOAA. Each group built two drifters: a surface drifter and an underwater drifter, or drogue. Each drifter has a GPS tracker embedded in the buoy which will periodically report its location through a satellite. 

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