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Aircrewmen load an Air-Deployable Expendable Ice Buoy onto a Royal Danish Air Force C-130 aircraft.
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GREENLAND (Sept. 7, 2017) Aircrewmen load an Air-Deployable Expendable Ice Buoy onto a Royal Danish Air Force C-130 aircraft at Thule Air Force Base in Greenland, in preparation for deployment in the high Arctic as part of the International Arctic Buoy Program (IABP). The deployment team, led by the Office of Naval Research, included personnel from the National Ice Center, Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy, Environment and Climate Change Canada and the University of Washington. IABP is a conglomeration of global participants that maintain a network of drifting buoys in the Arctic Ocean that provide meteorological and oceanographic data for real-time operational requirements and research purposes. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)

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