Gliders

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)

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    Profile glider

    GCOOS-RA partners at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Marine Science (CMS) and Mote Marine Laboratory (MML) are coordinating glider missions to gain a better understanding of the dominant Gulf of Mexico red tide organism Karenia brevis.

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    Glider data for oil spill

    An underwater glider data stored in the Global Temperature and Salinity Profile Programme (GTSPP) database in the vicinity of the BP Deepwater oil spill.

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    TAMU-GERG Glider 2013

    Near real-time glider tracking map in 2013

  • Shell Seaglider 2013

    The Seaglider was used to collect water column temperature data (and other parameters) to define ocean heat content during pre-storm conditions

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    Gulf Gliders 2014

    Near real-time tracking map for slocum gliders in the Gulf of Mexico

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    GANDALF

    Gulf AUV Network and Data Archive Long-term storage Facility (GANDALF) to provide data management and glider mapping/tracking assistance to glider operators in the Gulf.

Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV)

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    Wave glider

    Wave Glider is equipped with sensors to measure carbon dioxide (CO2) and dissolved oxygen levels, pH, water temperature, conductivity, air temperature, barometric pressure, and wind speed and direction

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    MSU Wave gliders

    During the 2014 Hurricane Seasons, three Unmanned Surface Vehicles know as Wave Gliders leased from Liquid Robotics have been deployed into the eastern Gulf of Mexico.