Aleix Gelabert and Didac Costa (One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton) launched their Argo at12:13 UTC at 33ºS 30W:
Today is an important day for the Barcelona World Race, the Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and other organizations involved in this scientist project. We, and the other participants of the Barcelona World Race, will deploy scientific beacons in to the sea that will measure different parameters.
Today we took off our sticky sailing gear and put on scientific lab coats, figuratively speaking of course! The BWR fleet were loaded with measurement bouys just before the start of the race and charged with dropping them in the water at a point in the ocean that are difficutl to access by normal means. This is more the case for the boats further south than for us, as we are still in relatively travelled waters although we have not seen a ship or any other sign of life for over a week.