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What's New

January 21, 2022
Global map showing 56 diamond icons around the rim of the Pacific Ocean with two orange circles showing saildrone locations along the equator near South America

Map of the tropical Pacific showing the positions of DART buoys operated by... more

In the News

May 06, 2022

To improve future tropical cyclone forecasts, researchers sent a remotely operated saildrone into the extreme winds and towering waves... more

December 22, 2021

The year in ocean news brought about quite a few surprises, including the discovery of a self-decapitating sea slug and the return to... more