Wavegliders for Arctic Surface Observations and Navigation Support (DURIP)
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA DEPT OF APPLIED OCEAN PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING
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The long-term goal of this project is the development of a Wave Glider-based autonomous surface platform for use in supporting Arctic Ocean research, in particular the ONR Marginal Ice Zone MIZ Departmental Research Initiative DRI. The use of ships in the Arctic Ocean, even during the summer, is expensive and there are very few to choose from, so the employment of unmanned systems is potentially very attractive. The Wave Glider, commercialized by Liquid Robotics Inc. LRI after it was developed for marine mammal monitoring, is a general-purpose platform that can be outfitted with different sensors. The long-term science that this work supports includes measuring surface processes such as weather and waves, and also in the future monitoring surface temperature and other parameters in the upper few meters of the ocean.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost