After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, ocean scientists from around the world came together to study the currents in the Gulf of Mexico in new ways. After designing a new bio-degradable GPS drifter, they performed the largest ocean drifter experiment in history.
If you encounter a drifter in the water, please leave it in the water so it can continue to collect important data.
Special thanks to Screenscope and members of the CARTHE research team for providing the footage for this video!
To learn more about the LAgrangian Submesoscale ExpeRiment (LASER), visit http://www.carthe.org
*American Geophysical Union Cinema Selection 2017 *