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Follow SOCCOM scientists deploying floats across the South Pacific

SOCCOM scientists will be deploying 6 biogeochemical profiling floats from US GO-SHIP cruise P6 on the R/V N.B. Palmer leaving Sydney, Australia on July 3. The cruise will cross the Pacific at about 32 deg S. This is the fourth 5-10 year repeat of this section (1993, 2003, 2009, and now)  - in addition to deploying the SOCCOM floats, plans are to occupy >270 stations from top-to-bottom with all GO-SHIP parameters and deploy 38 profiling floats for Argo, including 2 Deep Solo floats.

SOCCOM scientist Isa Rosso is co-chief scientist for Leg 1 of the cruise from Sydney to Papeete, Tahiti.  Also on P06 is SOCCOM graduate student Rebecca Beadling from the University of Arizona, a modeler at sea for the first time. You can follow Isa via the P06 cruise blog and Rebecca on her blog "From the Desert to the Sea."