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CALYPSO South drifter experiment launched
10 June 2021
The CALYPSO South drifter experiment commenced today with the launching of four
satellite tracked drifters which are following the sea surface currents south of
the Maltese Islands. The movement of the drifters provides direct observations of
the sea currents and will be used to compare to currents measured by HF radars
for validation. Both measurements are done in real time by the Physical Oceanography
Research Group and are used to confirm the performance of the HF radar CALYPSO
Project coordinator: Prof. Aldo Drago; Fieldwork by Dr. Adam Gauci.