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GLIDER – Unmanned exploration

Maritime Robotics will, as a part of the pioneering GLIDER project, integrate and operate their Wave Glider platform in the Lofoten area this autumn.

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Maritime Robotics

May 27th, 2017

Unmanned ocean vehicles collect field data and send it via satellite on shore. From left: Wave Glider, Sailbuoy and Seaglider™. (3D visualization by courtesy of Kongsberg Maritime AS).

The Glider project – unmanned ocean environmental monitoring

The Wave Glider will be joined by the Sailbuoy from Offshore Sensing and the Seaglider from Kongsberg Maritime. Equipped with biomass-echosounders, hydrophones, CDT, fluorometers an other chemical detection sensors, the fleet of 3 ocean robots will gather important information about the ocean environment.

The project is managed by Akvaplan-niva AS and funded by ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS and the Norwegian Research Council. The research and innovation partners are Met, the Norwegian Institute of Water Research, UiT- The Arctic University of Norway, Nord University, Kongsberg Maritime AS, SIMRAD, Maritime Robotics AS, Offshore Sensing AS, Christian Michelsen Research AS and Aanderaa Data Instruments AS.