Coast Guard Cutter Healy conducts science missions in Beaufort Sea
Researchers monitor and set up science instruments to begin data collection on an ice floe next to U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) in the Beaufort Sea, Aug. 6, 2023. The objectives included the installation of two major instruments: the Waves, Weather, Ice Mass, Balance, and Ocean (WIMBO) device, a massive weather buoy destined to remain at sea; and a Dynamic Ocean Topography device, collecting sea surface data. Science instruments like the WIMBO are individual components of a greater project, the Arctic Mobile Observing System (AMOS), a network of robotic oceanographic instruments making years-long autonomous observations of ocean and sea ice physics. (Coast Guard photo by Ensign Zane Miagany)

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