Glider technology enabling a diversity of opportunities with autonomous ocean sampling

Xu Yi, Scott Glenn, Filipa Carvalho, Clayton Jones, Josh Kohut, Janice McDonnell, Travis Miles, Greg Seroka, Oscar Schofield

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Gliders have proven to be effective tools for sampling the ocean and their modular nature allows for a wide range of missions. Their modularity, adaptive sampling capabilities, and near-real-time data allow them to serve many different communities, from sensor engineers to education/outreach communities. The ability to incorporate new sensors onboard allows scientific capabilities to evolve. Their ability to operate for sustained periods under extreme conditions allows scientists to study processes not possible using ships. Finally, we have found robots are a particularly effective means of entraining students and the general public in ocean exploration. This chapter will highlight these applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChallenges and Innovations in Ocean In Situ Sensors
Subtitle of host publicationMeasuring Inner Ocean Processes and Health in the Digital Age
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780128098868
ISBN (Print)9780128098875
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


  • Education and outreach
  • Fluorometers
  • Slocum gliders
  • Storms


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