Projects

The YOPP International Project (2013–2022)

The YOPP International Project (2013–2022) Year Of Polar Prediction

The YOPP Project is initiated by the World Meteorological Organization to develop improved weather and environmental forecasts in the polar regions on time scales from hourly to seasonal variability.

The iceSVP-B/40H sea drift buoys designed by Marlin-Yug LLC (https://marlin-yug.com/assets/files/pdf_ru/drifter_svp_30h_40h_ru.pdf) adapted for use in polar regions are used in the works.

The first two buoys were installed on the ice in April 2018 near the North Pole. When ice melts, the underwater sail automatically deploys and the buoy continues to work as a marine drifter. The project is supposed to use more than 60 of such devices.

Data are transmitted via the Iridium system, and buoys position data are transmitted via the GPS/GLONASS systems.

Buoys measure the motion parameters of ice (water), air (water) temperature and atmospheric pressure when on ice or in water.

Reliability Above All sm

In early 2019, Iridium completed the $3 billion Iridium NEXT mission, which completely replaced the first-generation Iridium constellation. With an upgraded network, Iridium is poised now more than ever to meet the growing demand for global communications on land, at sea, and in the skies – far into the future.

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