As we head into Oscars weekend, we took a look at some movies that would ended very differently with Wave Gliders around.
Without Wave Gliders: A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (imdb.com)
With Wave Gliders: With real-time information about ocean conditions from a fleet of Wave Gliders, the R.M.S. Titanic avoids the iceberg and completes its journey.
Jack & Rose 4-Ever!
Without Wave Gliders: In November 1984, the Soviet Union’s best submarine captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying to defect or to start a war? (imdb.com)
With Wave Gliders: American CIA analyst Jack Ryan uses a fleet of Wave Gliders to listen for the location and path of the rogue submarine. Armed with this acoustic data?
Without Wave Gliders: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. (imdb.com)
With Wave Gliders: When satellites detect the potential dark target, Wave Gliders at the surface confirm the approaching Somali pirates and relay the intel, allowing Captain Phillips to prevent the hijacking.
Bonus DVD feature: See how much Maersk saved with Wave Gliders providing ocean current data for the most fuel-efficient route!
Without Wave Gliders: After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home. (imdb.com)
With Wave Gliders: After losing 399 of his eggs to a hungry barracuda, Marlin has the good sense to tag his only son, Nemo. When Nemo is captured, Marlin enlists the help of a friendly fish-tracking Wave Glider.
Without Wave Gliders: A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island. (imdb.com)
With Wave Gliders: When the FedEx plane disappears off the radar, the FAA turns to its auxiliary Wave Glider fleet—in place to fill these coverage gaps—for their ADS-B tracking data.
Sadly, Tom Hanks never gets to become BFFs with Wilson.
(ok, maybe not Oscar-nominated)
Without Wave Gliders: When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature’s deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace. (imdb.com)
With Wave Gliders: …Nope, can’t help you there.
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