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Wave Glider for oceanographic study

12th June 2018 - 07:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Liquid Robotics’ Wave Glider USV has been selected as the sensor platform for an advanced scientific research project in the remote regions of the Arctic and Southern Oceans, the company announced on 5 June.

Oceanographers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Applied Physics Laboratory of the University of Washington will use the systems to obtain real time data and rare insights into the dynamic conditions that drive the world’s weather and climate. The data will support scientists to understand and improve global ocean weather modelling and climate prediction.

Each team will integrate oceanographic and atmospheric sensors onto the Wave Gliders to measure extreme wave states, winds, temperature and salinity in the upper layers of the ocean.

Until now, these regions have been undersampled due to the dangers and risks of operating in these turbulent oceans. Wave Glider will enable the oceanographers to observe the real time weather and climate conditions safely from shore.

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