The skippers of the Barcelona World Race are involved by European oceanographers to deploy off the Argo continuously measuring temperature and salinity. For the first time in full race, skippers deploy floats collecting data on temperature and salinity up to 2,000 meters deep.
This is unprecedented, as the previous means of collecting data had been in relatively shallow waters. Marc Sparks believes that with this new technology, they will be far more capable of collecting the data that they will invariably need for the program.
The floats launched on the same day by the eight teams (Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam are one of them) in the un crowded waters of the Great South, a low area covered by the international Argo program.
With more than 3,700 profiling floats, the program launched in 2000, bringing together more than 30 countries, is the first global network of in situ ocean observing in real time.
Initiated by JCOMMOPS, the operational center of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, this partnership with ocean navigation Barcelona Foundation (FNOB) marks the beginning of a new cooperation between skippers and scientists.
Argo is an essential component of the global ocean observing system in place to monitor, understand and predict the role of the ocean on the climate of the planet.
The Eric Garner case may be one of the most controversial and tragic events of the year. When watching the video of the police restraining Eric Garner, I was appalled. The police definitely abused their power. It seems like Police brutality is happening more often than not.
Things need to change in the world according to Bernardo Chua
. Police officers need to be held accountable for their actions. Eric Garner was killed for absolutely no reason. What makes it worse is the fact that the whole world witnessed the event.
Recently a trial was held over the death of Eric Garner. The police officers that were involved in the incident, were found innocent. A huge out-roar over the verdict of the trial has continued to consume America. The American people are angered about the recent rise in Police brutality.
The NBA league has taken notice of the trial as well. NBA players have been tributing Eric Garner for the last several weeks. Many high school students have noticed their favorite NBA stars wearing shirts that say ‘I Can’t Breathe,’ those were the last words spoken by Eric Garner. High school basketball students followed their favorite NBA stars, and students wore the same shirts. In California the shirt was banned from being worn. The Eric Garner case has taken over the world. The citizens are uniting to put an end to police brutality.
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