“Integration of ocean gliders into the Ocean Networks Canada observatories is progressing”, advised Paul Macoun – Project Manager of the VENUS Phase II developments. Presently, the engineering team is working up the first of two gliders for deployment off-shore this summer.
“The science community is eagerly waiting for the new system to be available to conduct research in the water column”, confirmed Ocean Networks Canada Associate Director of Science Dr. Richard Dewey. After initial testing in Saanich Inlet in July, the glider will have a full field trial in August off the west coast of Vancouver island linking water properties between Barkley Canyon and Barkley Sound”.
G2 Slocum Electric glider specifications
|Hull Diameter||21.3 cm|
|Vehicle Length||1.5 metres|
|Depth Range||350 metres|
|Speed||0.4 m/sec horizontal average|
|Endurance||Typically 30 days, depending on measurements and communication|
|Navigation||GPS, magnetic compass, altimeter, subsurface dead reckoning|
|Sensor Package||CTD and oxygen|
|Communications||RF modem, Iridium satellite, ARGOS, Telesonar modem|
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