National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

Physical Oceanography Division

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Woods Hole Gulf Stream Glider Deployed from Miami

Scientists with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) visited AOML in November to prepare an underwater glider for deployment in the Gulf Stream. The WHOI glider will be carried by the Gulf Stream and recovered off the coast of Massachusetts in approximately 3 months. This National Science Foundation-funded project is a collaboration between the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, WHOI, and AOML, with AOML providing the glider port, working space for refurbishment of the glider before its launch, expertise, tools, storage, and occasional assistance with future at-sea deployments. AOML hopes this collaboration will leverage expertise and elevate AOML's own glider project, currently dedicated to covering components of the tropical Atlantic.

Woods Hole underwater glider