Deploying Gliders and Sailbuoy in Sea State 7

So yesterday, we deployed our glider and our sailbuoy! The timing and weather window was not ideal, but we had limited time and so we made a go for it. We encountered 6+ m waves and winds in the 70 km/hr range. We also had occasional gusts of over 100 km/hr. We were quite nervousContinue reading “Deploying Gliders and Sailbuoy in Sea State 7”

And We are Off! JC190

We left this morning on the James Cook from St. John’s harbour as part of the Fall AZMP cruise. During this journey we will deploy our gliders (Gannet and Pearldiver) and our Sailbuoy Beluga into the Labrador Sea! So far the winds and waves have been unusually calm. May our glider deployment day in LabradorContinue reading “And We are Off! JC190”

HOTSeALS 2019/2020

We are working on a new glider campaign to measure oxygen and heat exchange in the Labrador Sea called HOTSeALS (Heat & Oxygen Transport Sensing Across the Labrador Sea). As part of this program we will deploy 2 gliders: Pearldiver and Gannet (formerly unit_473) and our Saibuoy (SB Beluga) into the Labrador Sea from theContinue reading “HOTSeALS 2019/2020”