PLOCAN Sends Underwater Glider on Oceanographic Mission

An underwater glider has been put into operation in Madeira archipelago waters by a group of technical specialists from PLOCAN, in collaboration with scientists and technicians from Madeira Ocean Observatory (OOM) and Instituto Hidrográfico Portuguese Navy on board the ship NRP-Zaire of the Portuguese Navy.

The initiative is framed into the EU-project AtlantOS-H2020, which PLOCAN participates as a partner, as regional contribution to international programs and the European Strategy on Atlantic Ocean Observation, fostered through the Macaronesian Marine-Maritime Monitoring Network (R3M).

The main goal of the mission is to collect biogeochemical data of seawater through sensors of temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, pigments (chlorophyll) and particulate matter (turbidity) between the surface and the first thousand meters deep of the water column, along a section of approximately 500 nautical miles that elapses between the archipelagos of Madeira, Salvagens and Canary Islands.

The data, expected to be collected during the mission, should help to improve the characterization of the oceanic water masses in the study region, which at the same time will increase the quality forecasting models of ocean circulation and its derived products for all institutions and government agencies as final users, such as the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), Everyone’s Gliding Observatories (EGO), among others.

The mission can also be followed in real time through the PLOCAN glider portal.

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News

Posted on April 14, 2016

Events>

<< Sep 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 1 2 3 4 5 6

OCEANS 2019

OCEANS is the bi-annual event for global marine technologists, engineers, students…

read more >

Submarine Networks World 2019

As the key annual gathering for decision makers in the subsea communications value chain, they offer a dedicated platform…

read more >

OWI LATAM 2019

Over the two-day conference, 25+ expert speakers will share exclusive insight on how to develop an integrity, production and P&A strategy…

read more >

2019 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE)

As one of the largest gatherings of E&P professionals, ATCE includes an extensive technical program covering…

read more >