Boston Engineering's MASED an acronym for Multi-Purpose Above Surface/Below Surface Expendable Dropsonde is an instrumented buoy
with advanced sensors.
The miniaturization of sensors for tags, combined with acoustic receiver-carrying mobile glider platforms and instrumented buoys
, has vastly expanded our capacity to obtain data from oceans at levels as small as bacteria and as large as blue whales.
The four-month effort, based out of northeast Australia, will involve seven satellites, seven aircraft, 14 ships, 34 instrumented buoys
, and 37 weather stations.