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Scientists deploy Globalstar SPOT Trace to monitor currents and biodiversity in the world’s oceans

By GeoConnexion - 12th April 2022 - 13:59

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar, announces that German research institution The Helmholtz Center Hereon is using SPOT Trace satellite GPS trackers to conduct worldwide oceanography research. Hereon has designed and engineered innovative ocean drifter devices built around SPOT Trace which monitor ocean surface currents and reveal how biodiversity levels change in the world’s major rivers and seas. Hereon is also collaborating with the EU-funded Atlanteco project. Changes in ocean currents affect transport and connectivity patterns. Hereon’s studies are helping researchers to understand how currents interact with plankton.

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