The development of ALACE and initial versions of the P-ALACE were supported by the Office of Naval Research under several grants. The SOLO was developed by the Instrument Development Group of the University of California at San Diego. Initial SOLO testing, including early Labrador Sea deployments, and the profiling version depended on NOAA funding through Grant NA77RJ0453 and its predecessor. The development and deployment of VCM floats in the Labrador Sea was supported by ONR Grant N00014-98-10065 and its predecessor. Other deployments of profiling floats in the subpolar gyre, including the Labrador Sea, were supported by the National Science Foundation (Grant OCE95-31880) as part of the Atlantic Circulation and Climate Experiment. The prototype pneumatic sleeve bladder used in SOLO was developed at our request by Webb Research Corporation.
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