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Excalibur has been deployed!!  Click here for a video!

Throughout the 2006-2007 school year, students in Mrs. O'Brien's class, together with Mrs. O'Brien and Mr. Tanenbaum designed and built a drifter buoy. 

A drifter buoy is an instrument that floats around in the open sea.  It usually follows currents in the open sea.  Our drifter will be able to report its position and the temperature of the water, along with the humidity.  It will make reports to satellites every 90 seconds from wherever it is in the world.

Our buoy will be released by Mr. Tanenbaum from a ship run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  His ship, the MILLER FREEMAN, will be traveling off the coast of Alaska.

Click the links above to find out more about our project.


We are in the News!

Here are links to video and newspaper photos and articles that appeared on a NASA website, in the Journal News and other places:


Read what NASA has to say on the Jet Propulsion Lab's Sea Level from Space Website Story on Cottage Lane's Drifter Buoy Project.


Journal News video from our test on the Piermont Pier


Journal New Article from April 28th.


Journal News Photos:  Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3


Story on the South Orangetown Website