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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

Scale Coverage Efficiently with Fleets

Expand surveillance and data collection capabilities for higher value missions

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 with accuracy or re-task based on mission goals or constraints

Applications for Oil & Gas

The Wave Glider platform has been used for a wide variety of cost-saving and game-changing applications with customers around the globe, in many cases with the development done directly by our customers.

Wave Gliders are helping our partners build more robust solutions for:


Wave Gliders provide real-time meteorological and oceanographic measurements directly to an operator’s desktop or bridge. This significantly reduces the expense, time, and risk incurred by ships and crews to deploy, maintain, and recover a network of buoys.

Gateway Communication

Wave Gliders link sub-surface and seafloor sensors to shore side teams using an acoustic modem. By gathering data Wave Gliders allow operators to make rapid decisions and eliminate the cost and risk of vessel mobilization for gathering data.

Seismic Survey

Current techniques make it onerous and expensive to collect the data needed to visualize structures in the most challenging areas. Wave Gliders have assisted in seismic surveys in a range of roles that have enabled more accurate measurements and reduced costs.

Surface Hydrocarbon Monitoring

Wave Gliders are mobile vehicles used to detect the presence of residual hydrocarbons at the water’s surface and serve a wide range of needs from environmental monitoring, to sub-sea pipeline leak detection, to monitoring around rigs.


As the price of oil decreases, investment in cost-saving technologies such as Wave Glider becomes a critical tool for energy producers and service providers.

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