MS of Operational Oceanography students deploy Sofar Spotter buoy

April 8, 2024

Friday afternoon, the MOO students prepared and deployed a Sofar Spotter buoy in the boat basin of the Rutgers University Marine Field Station with the help of Roland Hagan. The Spotter was awarded to Prof. Travis Miles as part of the Bristlemouth Pioneer Program. The solar-powered Spotter buoy makes direct observations of wave spectra, wind, and atmospheric pressure; near-real time data from this Spotter buoy can be seen at this link. The MOO students thank everyone involved in realizing this opportunity and look forward to the data!
Photo credit: Sophie Scopazzi