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Music by Oceans

Oceanography

Oceanography

/ˌəʊʃəˈnɒɡrəfi/
noun
the branch of science that deals with the physical and biological properties and phenomena of the sea

Argo floats

Around the world’s oceans, thousands of ocean probes are constantly collecting data for use in weather forecasts and climate models. These Argo probes float a kilometre under the surface of the ocean, and surface every ten days to transmit the data they have collected via satellite.

Video: Launching Argos in the Southern Ocean

Interpreting the data

Oceanographer Erik van Sebille uses the Argo float data in his research.

Data“At the moment, we mainly use illustrations and infographics to make sense of it. But is it possible to interpret the data using our other senses as well?

Can we perhaps hear something that we cannot observe with our eyes?”