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    DRIFTER DEPLOYMENT INSTRUCTIONS

    SVP AND SVP-BAROMETER DRIFTERS

    Please Read Carefully

     

    1)      Before deployment, remove ONLY the plastic shrink-wrap.

    2)      DO NOT REMOVE the paper tape securing the drogue and/or tether. Likewise, DO NOT REMOVE the cardboard surrounding the float.

     

    WARNING: DO NOT REMOVE the paper tape securing the tether and drogue. If you do, the drogue and/or tether can unfurl during deployment
    and may cause injury!

     

    3)      Record the ID number listed on the drifter.This number can be found on the shipping container, the

    plastic shrink-wrap, or the protective cardboard box. It is also listed on the surface float itself.

     

    4)      Deploy the buoy from the stern, at lowest possible deck (preferably less than 10 meters, including heave), into the sea.
    The ship may be traveling between 1 and 20 knots. The tether and drogue are secured with paper tape that will dissolve in the water.

     

    5)      Record the date, time (GMT), coordinates at deployment, and deployment details, then email this

    information to the Global Drifter Program.

     

    Thank you kindly for your assistance!

     

    Log Sheet

     

    Ship Name: _____________________

     

    Drifter ID #      Date                Time (GMT)          Latitude                   Longitude

    xxxxxxxxxx  mm/dd/yyyy        hh:mm         DD    mm.mm      N/S       DDD    mm.mm  E/W

     

    _______          ____/____/____  ____:____     ____ _______ __      ____ ________ __

     

     



    Deployed From:   Starboard / Port     Ship Speed: _____knots

    Mid-Ship / Stern      Height Above Mean Sea Level ____meters

     

    Submit deployment information to:

     

    Shaun Dolk

    Global Drifter Program

    NOAA/AOML/PhOD

    4301 Rickenbacker Cswy

    Miami, FL 33149, USA

    Tel: 305-361-4546

    E-mail: Shaun.Dolk@noaa.gov

     

    Web Submission: http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/dac/dep_form.html