Updates:

1st Voyage

POGO member NRF-SAEON is working with Luhlaza High School to assemble their miniboat, which will be launched off the R/V Polarstern in September.

Sensors

The boat has two GPS systems onboard. The reports from the main GPS are showing on the map at the top of this page here (which updates once per day with location reports every 6 hours). Here below is where you can see the data reporting from the second GPS which is connected to the sensor package. In addition to reporting location with a secondary GPS tracker, this system is also collecting air temperature, water temperature, and orientation.

This is one of 4 miniboat projects with the Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) that will be launched off the R/V Polarstern in 2022.