This week we are highlighting the Slocum G2 Glider from Coastal Observing System for Northern and Arctic Seas (COSYNA)!

The glider is one of our unique infrastructures from the wide range of regional facilities that are available for the JERICO-S3 TA 2nd call, which is open until 31st May 2021. Please contact the facility provider for more details on the usage of the infrastructure. All applications or queries can be submitted to

Facility: COSYNA Slocum G2 Glider

Location: Germany

The Cosyna glider (Slocum G2) has a maximum diving depth of i) 100 m for operations on the coastal shelf or, ii) 1000 m for deeper waters. The glider is equipped with the following sensors:

  • Seabird pumped CTD
  • Wetlabs sensors for optical backscatter (at 470, 532, 660 nm)
  • Fluorescence
  • coloured dissolved organic matter
  • Rockland Scientific microstructure sensor (optional)

Typical mission endurance ranges from about 4 weeks with microstructure sensor to about 7 weeks without microstructure sensor. A decimated subset of data is available in near- real-time, whereas all data are available after glider recovery. The operational region is mostly the North Sea, but other areas could be considered as well.

More information on COSYNA can be found here and on their website.

Credit: COSYNA