Ocean Gliders

The OceanGliders program brings together marine scientists deploying gliders from all over the world to observe long term physical, biogeochemical, biological ocean processes and phenomena that are relevant for societal applications.

OceanGliders supports active coordination and strengthens worldwide glider activity. It contributes to the present international efforts for Ocean Observation for Climate, Ocean Health and Real Time Services, in particular in the transition zone between the coastal area and the open sea which is not well covered by the other networks of the GOOS.

OceanGliders monitors global glider activity, shares the requirements, efforts and scientific knowledge needed for glider operations and data collection and supports the dissemination of glider data in global databases, in real-time and delayed mode, supporting operational, scientific and societal access.

The network is organized in the following OceanGliders Task Teams: Boundary currents, Storms, Water Transformation, Ocean Health and Ecosystems, Best Practices, and Data Management, that report to the OceanGliders Steering Team that is led by two co-chairs and receives support from a technical coordinator shared with other GOOS networks.

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