We had a very successful five weeks aboard the US Coastguard cutter Healy this autumn, with all five WIMBOs deployed on schedule and reporting as planned. We also deployed the planned three under-ice upward-looking multibeam sonars with their novel break-away temperature chains, and are looking forward to getting that data back in a year's time. Meanwhile, there's plenty of great WIMBO data to be working with.
All five WIMBOs assembled and being tested on the Healy's helideck. Great weather!
WIMBO deployment in full swing - the long cable hangs down 200m into the ocean, measuring temperature, salinity and pressure
The happy team, after the final successful buoy deployment - mission accomplished!