SmartBay Glider

Infrastructure
(short name)

Smartbay
(SMARTGLIDER)

Installation
(short name)

SMARTGLIDER
(SMARTGLIDER)

Location

Location: Spiddal, Galway, Ireland (West Coast)

Coordinates/Routes

53.22730°N - 9.26620°W

Bottom depth

100

Legal name of organisation

Marine Insitute

Country

Ireland

Contact

conall.omalley@marine.ie

Description: The Smartbay Glider is a Slocum G1 Electric Glider capable of operating to a maximum depth of 1000m. The glider used to efficiently collect oceanographic data. All data is transferred to the MI via Iridium communications.

Instruments include CTD, Optical DO2, Fluorescence and Turbidity. 

Modality used to declare access costs: TA-UC

Typical deployments will range from 7-14 Days.

Services currently offered: Capable of collecting data to a depth of 1000m over a period of 7 days. Instruments include CTD, Optical DO2, Fluorescence and Turbidity. 
Support offered under this proposal: Dedicated operational team
providing bench testing, deployment, operations and maintenance, recovery of the sensor/equipment.