Introduction to Glider Technology
Gliders are buoyancy-driven autonomous vehicles that are being used around the globe to enable long-range/long duration remote water column observation for academic, military, and commercial applications. Gliders are gaining in popularity, as they can autonomously collect vast amounts of data and can be easily deployed and recovered from any size vessel with minimal time on station. Once deployed, it can be controlled from anywhere in the world through the use of web-based piloting tools. This allows fleets of gliders to be operated remotely with minimal personnel and infrastructure.
In this webinar, Shea Quinn, Teledyne Marine’s Product Line Manager for their Slocum Gliders, will provide an introduction to glider technology, its origins, sensors that can be deployed, and a sample of real-world applications, including hurricane forecasting, mammal monitoring, and fisheries studies. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A period to answer any remaining questions.
More details about glider technology can be found here >
Presenter: Shea Quinn – Slocum Glider Product Line Manager, Teledyne Webb Research