The Wave Glider, a product of Liquid Robotics, USA, is a typical surface drone that can be deployed over long time periods to carry out ocean observating tasks. With an endurance of a couple of months those research tasks are completed fully autonomously. Since 2014 MARUM is operating a system of the type SV3 and first scientific missions have been successfully carried out during the last two years. Besides MARUM the GEOMAR is also operating Wave Glider systems and both working group keep close exchange in regard to the technology and potential scientific applications.
Pictures of deployments
The Wave Glider in front of the port of Taliarte, Las Palmas, Spain
Deployment of the Wave Glider from board FS MERIAN, February 2017
Route of the Wave Glider during the SENGHOR Seamount Mission - Blue Wave Glider on board FS MERIAN, Red Route of the Wave Glider
Video footage of deployment
An international team of staff from PLOCAN (Spanien), MBARI (USA), MARUM and GEOMAR during deployment of the Wave Glider from board FS MERIAN (MSN 61). Video © GEOMAR
|Endurance||1-12||Months||dependent on payload|