Ocean Watch

Remote Satellite Systems® is proud to be helping the Around the Americas program with their satellite communication needs. Ocean Watch is using an Iridium Open Port system supported by Remote Satellite Systems for their 13 month 24,000 mile journey around the Americas.

Around the Americas is a clockwise circumnavigation of the North and South American continents as though they were one gigantic island. In May 2009, a 64 foot sailboat named “Ocean Watch” departed Seattle and is scheduled to visit 31 ports in 12 countries over the course of its 13 month voyage. On board are four crew members and one Science Center educator. Ocean and atmospheric scientists are joining the crew for certain legs of the expedition to conduct research. The goal of the Around the Americas project is to use this unusual adventure to engage and educate citizens in North and South America about ocean health issues using science-driven education materials and activities

Around the Americas is an ocean environment project organized by Pacific Science Center and Sailors for the Sea, in collaboration with the University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory, the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, MIT Sea Grant College Program, and NASA.

You can learn more about the voyage of Ocean Watch at https://oceantoday.noaa.gov/aroundtheamericas/.

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