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OB-6 lost in 2012 re-appears off the Faroe Islands

OB-6 was deployed at North Pole Environmental Observatory in April 2012; it sampled through that summer and fall, eventually disappearing in the ice field that leaves through Fram Strait in late October – as can be seen in its movie at http://obuoy.datatransport.org/monitor#buoy6/movie.

It was picked up off the Faroe Islands 2.5 years later, brought to shore, dismantled, and the main components returned to CRREL to be examined. As expected, although all internal components were still there and intact, all were corroded by seawater that most likely goOB-6 from Faroest in through the openings left by the sensors sheared from the mast.


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