System 001 is our first system and we planned to learn a lot from this new technology. During the four months of deployment, the challenges we faced have brought us a greater understanding of the environment of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and how our system behaves in it.

All three shifts collected incredible amounts of data which we are now using to enhance the design of our technology. System 001 has been brought back to port, but we will return to the patch with an improved design in the coming months.

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