BLOG New Research Fleet Equipment | Training and sea acceptance tests Slocum gliders
Publication date: Wednesday 09 November 2022
After the tender procedure, three Slocum gliders have been purchased from Teledyne Webb Research. The first two weeks of November 2022, a team of scientists, electrical engineers and ship technicians went to SOCIB on Mallorca for combined operational training, maintenance training and sea acceptance tests. So the team will be ready for the first glider science project from the RV Pelagia in the North Sea in spring 2023. That will be for the Nose project, to study the absorption of CO2 in the North Sea. The acquisition of Gliders is being done with a grant from the NWO Large-scale Scientific Infrastructure (NWO-GWI), awarded in 2020 to a broad nationwide marine research consortium of universities, institutes and TO2 institutions.