The L4 buoy was relaunched last Monday (11 December) after a couple of months in refit. New for this season is a real-time feed of a trial marine global and diffuse irradiance sensor from Delta-T instruments. Data can be downloaded from the web or viewed directly from the website.
It is hoped to keep the buoy out at L4 until around March when it will be swapped out with the old E1 buoy currently on the hard stand outside the lab.
The intention is to get the E1 buoy collaboration an operational reality during the second quarter of 2013.