Five months later, two of the eleven weather buoys deployed by the International Arctic Buoy Program Sea Cadet students are still collecting and sending data. Check out this map to see the buoy named 'Wolverines' in northwest corner of the map out on the Arctic Ocean.
View the data collected by the Wolverine buoy here.
Director of the International Arctic Buoy Program, Ignatius Rigor, Ph.D. does not notice anything special about the ice that the Wolverine buoy was deployed on to make it last longer than the rest; yet he is looking into more data via satellite images to see if it may have been on one big pan of ice.
The Ice Tracker 6 buoy is still collecting data as well, yet it is beached southwest of Utqiaġvik, Alaska. View the Ice Tracker 6 data here (APL-IT-006 on the top row of the chart).
These buoys were designed by high school youth who were part of the inaugural Sea Cadet Arctic Buoy Program in the winter/spring of 2020. The buoys were deployed in May 2020.