Testing Sailbuoy Beluga

As part of our plans to venture to the Labrador Sea and collect wind speed measurements, we acquired a surface vehicle called Sailbuoy manufactured by Offshore Sensing AS in Norway. This vehicle will collect wind speed, salinity, temperature and oxygen data at the surface.

Off course we had to test the new vehicle before we could deploy it in the Labrador Sea! Usually, fall weather in Newfoundland is windy and kind of rough which makes scheduling glider test work a nuisance! For a Sailbuoy a windy day is a fun day and we had quite a bit of fun making it tack back in forth in Holyrood!

Photo Cred: Mark Downey

Published by Glider Nicolai

Oceanographic Scientist working at Memorial University

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