How many Argo floats can you fit in a sailing yacht? Eighty is the answer!

For the first time, a sailboat loaded with dozens of profiling Argo floats, will sail the Atlantic Ocean to replenish the global Argo array in hard-to-reach locations, contributing to the real-time observation and stewardship of the Ocean with the lowest of carbon footprints. 

On November 14, the S/V Iris left Brest, in Brittany, and is sailing the Atlantic Ocean in support of ocean and climate science. During the expedition, under the coordination of OceanOPS, the French Blue Observer team onboard S/V Iris will deploy a total of 100 Argo floats.

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