GDP Community Outreach Activities
The Global Drifter Program (GDP) works closely with various organizations around the world to promote public awareness and the increased utilization drifting buoy data. Some of the leading GDP public outreach partners include:
Adopt a Drifter Program
Established in 2004, the Adopt a Drifter Program provides teachers with an educational opportunity to infuse ocean observing system data into their course curriculum. Partnering K-16 teachers from the United States with international educators, the Adopt a Drifter Program uses drifting buoys to link students and teachers. For lesson plans and educational activities, please visit the ADP Lesson Plan website.
To view more information about adopted buoys, drifter track lines, and/or data, please visit the ADP Track a Drifter website.