Our Vertical Profiler System (VPS) was lowered by crane to the seafloor early this morning. Exact geo-coordinates: -126.174095W; 48.427253; depth: 396m.
ROPOS then dove down to plug the VPS in via an extension cable connected to our nearby instrument platform on Barkley Slope.
In the afternoon and evening, the VPS was powered up and communications established with its instruments. We hope to test deployment of the float during an upcoming ROPOS dive.
Images from the sea at Barkley Slope