Around the Americas journeys for ocean health awareness

This new program which is collaborating with the UW's Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and Joint Insitute for the Study of the Atmosphere and the Ocean (JISAO) seeks to promote awareness of the declining health of the oceans, including by factors related to climate change.

Over the course of 13 months, the crew of this sailing vessel circumnavigate the Americas, starting and ending in Seattle. They will also be collecting data throughout the mission, including measurements of solar brightness and deploying an arctic buoy to measure sea surface temperature and air pressure.

Website:http://www.aroundtheamericas.org
Uweek Article: UW researchers along as 'Around the Americas' vessel circumnavigates North and South America

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