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Japan Coast Guard Expands Wave Glider Fleet to Advance Ocean Observation

March 7, 2018

The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) announced the expansion of their unmanned ocean observation fleet of Wave Gliders to the 9th Regional District, headquartered in Niigata, Japan. This growth is part of JCG’s multi-year, ocean monitoring program to provide enhanced, real-time situational awareness of ocean currents, wave activity, and weather along Japan’s coastlines. Prior to this […]

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NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and Liquid Robotics Collaborate to Protect Vulnerable Marine Sanctuaries and Ecosystems

October 17, 2017

Liquid Robotics and NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) Pacific Islands Region (PIR) announced a multi-year agreement to develop solutions to help protect and preserve the Hawaiian and American Samoa marine sanctuaries and monuments. Liquid Robotics’ Wave Glider, an autonomous surface ocean robot, will be the core technology to conduct long-term environmental monitoring and […]

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Autonomous Technology Helps Scientists Put Eyes on Great Barrier Reef

October 5, 2017

In partnership with Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) has demonstrated how a revolutionary high-tech autonomous ocean vehicle, the Wave Glider, can improve monitoring of the Great Barrier Reef and coastal waters. Completing a recent seven-day open water mission covering 200 nautical miles including parts of North Queensland’s […]

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Seafloor geodesy: Acoustic direct-path ranging for monitoring seafloor deformation

Petersen, Florian, Heidrun Kopp, Dietrich Lange, Katrin Hannemann, and Morelia Urlaub

Abstract: The seafloor stores crucial information on sub-seafloor processes, including stress, elastic strain, and earthquakes. This information may be extracted through the nascent scientific field of seafloor geodesy. The GeoSEA (Geodetic Earthquake Observatory on the SEAfloor) array uses acoustic signals for direct-path ranging and relative positioning at mm-scale resolution […]

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Evaluation of satellite and reanalysis wind products with in situ Wave Glider wind observations in the Southern Ocean

Schmidt, Kevin M., Sebastiaan Swart, Chris Reason, and Sarah Nicholson

Abstract: Surface ocean wind datasets are required to be of high spatial and temporal resolution and high precision to accurately force or be assimilated into coupled atmosphere-ocean numerical models and understand ocean-atmospheric processes. In situ observed sea surface winds from the Southern Ocean are scarce and consequently the validity […]

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Sustained Measurements of Southern Ocean Air-Sea Coupling from a Wave Glider Autonomous Surface Vehicle

Thomson, J., and J. Girton

Abstract: The four-month mission of a Wave Glider in the Southern Ocean has demonstrated the capability for an autonomous surface vehicle to make sustained measurements of air-sea interactions in remote regions. Several new sensor payloads were integrated for this mission, including a three-axis sonic anemometer for turbulent wind stress […]

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