The prototype SODA drifter arrived in our workshops & we've been busy ironing out the wrinkles and getting it ready for local testing. Deployment day (26 March) finally arrived and the drysuit came in handy for the still 8 degrees C water.
We picked a beautiful day for the deployment and everything went very smoothly on the 'Coastal Connections' 11m RIB. My happy co-conspiritors here are Lovro (of Bruncin), Cameron the boatman and Jeremy (of BAS).
Even the buoy was happy, anchored securely in 35m of water with a lovely view of the snowy mountains