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How Liquid Robotics Can Help


24×7 Long-Duration Operations

Station keeping or mobile data collection for up to 12 months with no fuel, emission, or crew


Safer, More Cost-Effective Operations

Do more with less while keeping people out of harm’s way


Real-Time Communications Gateway: Linking Seafloor To Space

Provides immediate situational awareness and accelerated decision making


Open & Extensible Platform

Add new sensors and software capabilities. Integrate and operate with other systems


Proven At Sea

Over 1.4 million nautical miles traveled with operations through doldrums, hurricanes/typhoons, and in high latitudes


Precise and Intelligent Navigation

Navigate or re-task based on mission goals or constraints




Applications for Environmental Assessment


Meteorology & Oceanography

Deploying and maintaining buoys is expensive and lacks mobile observations. Wave Gliders combine mobility, on-station precision, and continuous operations to provide unique value and new insights with lower costs and risks than traditional approaches.

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Fisheries Stock Management

Assessing fish stock and environmental variables is difficult and expensive with traditional approaches. Wave Gliders can produce better economic value and protect the environment.

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Tsunami & Seismic Monitoring

Operating at the air-sea interface, Wave Gliders provide a critical, real-time communications link between subsea sensors and operators on the surface or on shore.

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Use of this vehicle could lead to a new paradigm for economical underway surface observations that does not rely on expensive research ships and is not restricted to the standard shipping lanes of volunteer vessels.”


–Christian Meinig
Director of Engineering, NOAA PMEL



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