The Argo observational network consists of a fleet of 3000+ profiling autonomous floats deployed by about a dozen teams worldwide. WHOI has built about 10% of the global fleet.
Air-Launched Autonomous Observer
The ALAMO program seeks to develop an air-deployed profiling ocean float capable of making sustained measurements of upper ocean temperature and salinity.
Typhoons and Hurricanes
The Impacts of Typhoons on the Ocean in the Pacific (ITOP) program was a multi-national field campaign that aimed to study the ocean response to typhoons in the western Pacific Ocean.