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Seaglider

Seaglider

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  • date: October 10, 2017
  • category: Scientific,

Pacific Research Laboratories collaborates with University of Washington’s Oceanography department to fabricate the exterior housing for Seaglider.

The AUV Seaglider is the result of a collaborative effort between APL-UW and the UW School of Oceanography. These small, free-swimming vehicles can gather conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD) data from the ocean for months at a time and transmit it to shore in near-real time via satellite data telemetry.

Seagliders make oceanographic measurements traditionally collected by research vessels or moored instruments, but at a fraction of the cost. They can survey along a transect, profile at a fixed location, and can be commanded to alter their sampling strategies throughout a mission.

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