New York Bight Drifter Study

October 21, 2019

A drifter was released this past Tuesday as part of the Ocean Methods and Data Analysis course just west of Sandy Hook. The drifter was constructed by St. Hubert Catholic High School in Philadelphia, PA this past spring. You can track the progress of the drifter here.

NOAA Drifter

The drifter was provided to the school as part of the NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center Drifter program.

The data from the drifter will be used to calibrate the MARACOOS High Frequency Radar Network.


Thanks to Prof. Grace Saba and Nicole Waite for deploying the drifter. Thanks to Mr. Jeff Franks who led the construction and contacted Rutgers to be part of the deployment.