Seychelles Field work!

Geno, Sarah, Isa, and Rich spent 10 lovely days in the Seychelles doing field work in December… the first trip of several that is part of the NASCar : SLOMO program.

NASCar (The North Arabian Sea Circulation – autonomous research): Seychelles Local Ocean Modeling and Observations (SLOMO)

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view of Mahe, the main island of the Seychelles on an incredibly calm deployment day, 17 December 2015, photo by G. Pawlak

The overarching goal for the research is to develop predictive capabilities for physical oceanography for the Seychelles region in support of locally relevant marine applications while providing context for larger scale NASCar efforts. Our work includes both observations and numerical simulations to identify the primary forcing mechanisms for local oceanography in this complex and relatively under-sampled environment. This work is being done in partnership with local authorities to help guide use of the data and support future observational programs.