Task 3.2 Gliders


– To review the current status of the existing glider fleet in operational use in European seas.

– To define the best technical practices for operation of a fleet of gliders

Methodology / work description

Gliders represent new tools for quasi-real time ocean monitoring. There are however specific needs: To test and harmonise general strategies for glider operation in coastal and shallow areas, including the implementation of tools for path planning analysis to consider environmental conditions and its variability (for example from model outputs).