EU Horizon 2020 project

A large scale EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation project contributing to the Trans-Atlantic Research Alliance and GEO.

62 Partners, 18 Countries

International integration of Atlantic ocean observing activities – further supporters / members are welcome.

Task 3.4

Glider

Lead: CNRS (Pierre Testor)

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Gliders are ideal platforms to fill the observational gap with autonomous surveys between the open ocean and the coastal/shelf seas. The glider observing network has been developed over the past 10 years in the framework of the “Everyone’s Glider Observatory” (EGO) initiative dealing with scientific and technological coordination around field operations and data management. In order to ensure the glider network to be a valuable contribution to AtlantOS, three main objectives are identified. The first objective will be to structure and strengthen the glider network. A long-term goal is to coordinate these efforts and favour exchanges while seeking further national commitments under an international umbrella [D3.11] [All task partners: BRUNCIN, CNRS, GEOMAR, NERC, PLOCAN, SAMS, UIB]. The second objective deals with the enhancement of the observation network [D3.12] [All task partners]. The Atlantic EGO glider network will cover the Eastern boundary regions in key areas (eastern boundary region in the tropical Atlantic, Maraconesian area, subpolar gyre (OSNAP) and the Atlantic inflow in the Norwegian Sea). Particular focus will be given on data management and delivery of QC dataset to appropriate DACs/GDAC. A dedicated person will be the management contact point within the task and will interact with their WP7 counterparts. Finally, a dedicated mobile application for outreach purposes and to make the glider piloting easier and thus consolidating the Atlantic glider network will be developed [D3.6] [BRUCIN, SAMS] and tested.

Deliverbales:

D3.6 Glider App for public dissemination and outreach: Primarily developed for outreach purposes the application will also include some functionality for glider pilots. The App will interface in real-time with glider communication stations on land. Functionality will be based and tested on planned glider missions by SAMS partner and will then be rolled out to other partners. PM28

D3.11 Consolidation of Atlantic EGO Network Activities Report: Report on the network consolidation activities including the reports on the different meetings and personal exchanges. It will also include a section on the web and app developments and testing. PM40

D3.12 Eastern boundaries survey: Report on glider surveys in eastern boundary regions, key regions for the Atlantic fishery and connected with the WP4. Survey, sampling and data delivery in these regions is investigated and reported in here. PM40