Underwater network hunts for mysterious slow quakes
Science Magazine, November 1, 2017
On a dimly lit loading dock at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City, geophysicist Víctor Cruz-Atienza heaves the lid off a wooden crate to reveal a device that could help solve a geophysical mystery. Peeking through the packing material is the yellow body of a Wave Glider, an aquatic drone that’s the size and shape of a chunky surfboard with underwater wings and that can trace programmed paths across the ocean’s surface.
The surfing robot helping to save the Great Barrier Reef
ComputerWorld, October 12, 2017
An autonomous floating robot packed with sensors has been deployed to monitor the waters surrounding the Great Barrier Reef. The vehicle – called the Wave Glider – recently completed a seven-day, 200 nautical mile trial voyage of the central reef, to collect data for the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS).
Wave Glider Surfs Across Stormy Drake Passage in Antarctica
Science Newsline, Nature & Earth, September 21, 2017
The Southern Ocean is key to Earth’s climate, but the same gusting winds, big waves and strong currents that are important to ocean physics make it perilous for oceanographers. Instead their job is increasingly being given to ocean drones, the autonomous floating vehicles that collect data from the world’s oceans. With an urgent need to better understand climate to predict how it will shift with more heat-trapping gases, scientists are developing new tools to measure waters below where satellites can penetrate, and in places that are too dangerous or expensive to reach regularly by research ship. They are also sending those instruments on increasingly ambitious missions.
Unmanned Wave Glider Collects Vital Post-Hurricane Harvey Data
ECN Magazine, September 19, 2017
The unmanned Wave Glider SV3, named the Gulf Explorer, is adding its services to the post-Hurricane Harvey effort. The machine will collect real-time data of the incredible rain accumulations that are pouring into the Gulf of Mexico. The information will help determine how the rainfall will affect ecosystems, coral reefs, and water quality. Texas A&M University teamed up with the manufacturer of the wave glider Liquid Robotics to bring this design to fruition.
As Harvey’s huge rains flow towards fragile coral reefs, this surfing robot is tracking water data
Texas A&M College of Geosciences, September 15, 2017
While you read this, an unmanned Wave Glider surface vehicle is riding swells alone in the Gulf of Mexico, collecting critically needed post-Hurricane Harvey water quality data. Thanks to a Texas A&M University partnership with Liquid Robotics, the Wave Glider’s manufacturer, researchers will use the glider’s real-time data to examine how Harvey’s record-breaking rainfall now flowing into the Gulf will affect water quality, coral reefs and ecosystems.
DSEI 2017: Skimming the Waves
Jane’s 360, September 13, 2017
The Boeing Company’s Liquid Robotics (Stand S9-174), a leader in long-duration unmanned surface vehicles, has announced the next generation of its Wave Glider, with advancements to the platform’s operational range, and performance for missions in high sea states (6 and greater) and high latitudes, including the Arctic (latitude of 78.76N0) and the Southern Ocean (64.8S).
Network Effect: The Robots, Sensors and Satellites Digitizing the Ocean
Oceans Deeply, September 11, 2017
The nascent Digital Ocean movement aims to provide real-time information on climate change, fisheries and other marine conditions by using mobile technology to link autonomous vehicles, ships and sensors to shore.
Seaworthy Robot Vessel for High Latitude Work
Maritime Journal, September 8, 2017
Liquid Robotics, a US-headquartered specialist in long duration, unmanned surface vehicles, has announced the next generation of its Wave Glider with advancements to the platform’s operational range, and performance for missions in high sea states and high latitudes.
Ahoy there! There be drones at sea
IDG Connect, August 9, 2017
We’re slowly but surely moving towards an age where drones regularly fly overhead delivering parcels, inspecting buildings, and searching for criminals. But a similar wave of autonomous and remote-controlled drones are changing the tide of ocean-going operations.
Driverless boats: How automation is coming to the ocean
IDG Connect, August 1, 2017
The world is becoming automated. But it’s not just cars and factories. The mining industry, for example, has long been a proponent of taking people out of the equation with remotely-controlled or entirely automated vehicles now doing most of the actual digging and mining. Now the ocean is set to follow suit.
Boeing’s Defense Business Gets More Transparent
The Motley Fool, June 26, 2017
Drones, helicopters, fighter jets, and spaceships will soon each have their own separate divisions within Boeing.
“GLIDER” Unmanned exploration – enhancing access to ocean knowledge
Akvaplan-Niva, June 22, 2017
… scientists are now testing unmanned ocean vehicles, equipped with a range of sensors, as a more cost-effective and efficient approach to collect large sets of data over vast areas of the ocean. The unmanned ocean vehicles collect data from the ocean surface and deeper in the water-column. They are easily re-programmed to adapt to changing data-collection needs and to operate in new ocean areas.
Wave Gliders to Provide Real-Time Weather Data for Hawaii’s Legendary Canoe
Info Marine Online, June 15, 2017
Liquid Robotics’ Wave Gliders, the world’s most experienced ocean surface robot, is honored to participate in the historic homecoming and celebration for the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Hōkūleʻa canoe after its three year, 40,000 nautical miles Mālama Honua voyage. On the final miles of this historic journey, Wave Gliders will provide real-time weather, environmental and navigation data for the Hōkūleʻa and her sister canoes as they sail into Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi.
‘Digital Ocean’ Concept Could Connect Sensors at Sea
National Defense Industrial Association, May 22, 2017
Sensors that collect vast amounts of information are increasingly proliferating throughout the ocean. One company is working on a way to consolidate that data.
“We have started evangelizing a concept called the ‘Digital Ocean,’ which is, how do you sensor network the ocean?” said Gary Gysin, president and CEO of Liquid Robotics, a company that specializes in autonomous maritime systems.
Boeing’s Autonomous Systems
MÖNCH Publishing Group, May 22, 2017
Boeing’s autonomous systems cover applications in both the airborne and maritime domains. In the latter, the company’s offerings include the ECHO RANGER, SEEKER, ECO VOYAGER and WAVE GLIDER (SHARC), the networked combination of which provides communications and C2 from the subsurface to surface environments, providing operators and local commanders with fresh capabilities.
Voices: An Interview with Sean Halpin, Liquid Robotics’ Senior Director of Global Energy Market Business Development & Sales
Marine Technology Reporter, May 1, 2017
From a sunken ship on Penobscot Bay to working with the world’s top oil and gas companies, Sean Halpin has always had a love of the ocean. Learn about his start and his perspectives on the role autonomous systems play for the future of offshore operations.
Technology and Research Project in Oman Enters the Active Phase
Research in Germany, April 10, 2017
At many coasts all over the Earth, freshwater is discharged into salty seawater through sources at the seafloor which are recharged by on-land groundwater. If groundwater deposits located near the coast are used excessively, this process bears a danger of being reversed, causing seawater to enter into the water-bearing layers and spoil the freshwater remaining there. This is a serious matter especially for countries located in dry regions. One of the main tasks of this project is the enhancement of a so-called Wave Glider, an autonomous measuring platform which will be surveying sites of groundwater discharge off the coast of the Dhofar region in western Oman.