Applications for Environmental Assessment
Meteorology & Oceanography
Collect fine-scale, meteorological and oceanographic data to improve marine and weather models with Wave Gliders.
“New tools such as the Wave Glider give us data and capabilities not previously possible, advancing our ability to link global climate issues to local level drivers.”
— Pedro M.S. Monteiro,
Chief Oceanographer with the CSIR
Tsunami & Seismic Monitoring
Mobile, long-duration Wave Gliders are ideal for harvesting data from subsea sensors and tracking seafloor motion using GPS-Acoustics.
“As we think about other seafloor geodesy projects in remote places, these would not be possible without the Wave Glider.”
— Dr. Heidrun Kopp,
Chief Scientist at GEOMAR
Fish & Marine Mammal Monitoring
Wave Gliders can improve how you find fish, track tagged marine mammals, and assess the health of fisheries—for a fraction of the cost of ships-based methods.
See how the Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) used the Wave Glider to detect the presence and movement of tagged crabs in real time.
Wave Gliders provide a mobile and persistent platform that can monitor conditions, harvest subsea data, and communicate in real-time with underwater vehicles and systems, making offshore operations safer and more cost-effective.
See how the Wave Glider relays information from underwater back to shore.