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Liquid Robotics designs and manufactures the Wave Glider, the first wave and solar powered ocean robot. With our partners, we address many of the planet’s greatest challenges, by transforming how to assess, monitor, and protect the ocean. We solve critical problems for defense, commercial, and science customers.

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Liquid Robotics Announces Newest Wave Glider Platform for Operational Efficiency and Performance

September 10, 2019

Liquid Robotics, the leader in long-duration unmanned surface vehicles, is introducing its newest Wave Glider today, featuring advancements to shoreside operations and in-water performance enabling customers to mobilize, deploy and operate fleets of vehicles more efficiently. “Over the years our customers’ missions have grown in complexity and scale, operating in one of the most challenging […]

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Wave Gliders Collect Live Ocean Data from Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Lava Flow

June 25, 2018

Liquid Robotics announces the deployment of two Wave Gliders, autonomous ocean robots, to capture live ocean data close to where lava is flowing into the ocean from Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano. By using this unmanned technology, scientists have the rare opportunity to study the effects of the lava entering the ocean, the plume it creates and […]

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Top Oceanographers Select Wave Gliders to Study Arctic and Southern Oceans

June 5, 2018

Top oceanographers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Scripps) and the Applied Physics Laboratory of the University of Washington (APL-UW) have selected Wave Gliders, the most experienced, long duration ocean robots, as their sensor platform to conduct advanced scientific research in the most inhospitable and remote regions of the Arctic and Southern Oceans. Using Liquid Robotics […]

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GNSS-Acoustic Observations of Seafloor Crustal Deformation Using a Wave Glider

Iinuma, Takeshi, Motoyuki Kido, Yusaku Ohta, Tatsuya Fukuda, Fumiaki Tomita, and Iwao Ueki

Crustal deformation of the seafloor is difficult to observe solely using global navigation satellite system (GNSS). The GNSS-acoustic (GNSS-A) technique was developed to observe seafloor crustal deformation, and it has produced a steady series of successful observations with remarkable results related to crustal deformation associated with huge earthquakes around […]

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Wave Glider Observations of Surface Waves During Three Tropical Cyclones in the South China Sea

Tian, Di, Han Zhang, Wenyan Zhang, Feng Zhou, Xiujun Sun, Ying Zhou, and Daoxun Ke

Surface waves induced by tropical cyclones (TCs) play an important role in the air–sea interaction, yet are seldom observed. In the 2017 summer, a wave glider in the northern South China Sea successfully acquired the surface wave parameters when three TCs (Hato, Pakhar, and Mawar) passed though successively. During […]

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