ESSO - Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services

(An Autonomous Body under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India)

Drifting Buoy

The surface drifting buoy program was initiated with an aim to estimate the surface current, atmospheric pressure and sea surface temperature. 22 surface drifters (19 by NIO Goa and 3 by ESSO-INCOIS) were deployed during the past one year. The drifting buoys use the Argos satellite system for transmitting data.