We’re getting good at this whole (sub)mesoscale survey thing. With an enthusiastic crew we left Newport just after 6am heading 25 miles offshore into “deep water.” Overall, the day was uneventful, thus it was perfect. All instruments, crew, and boat returned to dock in working condition.
We conducted two 10+ km survey with multiple CTDs, backscattering, two-freq echosounder, and a two-freq ADCP. All in all, we are starting to accumulate a good deal of great data using the small boat.