WAMSI Node 6.3 - Ocean Gliders - Western Australian Integrated Marine Observation System (WAIMOS)
Australian National Ocean Glider Facility (ANFOG) has Slocum gliders (operate at max. depth of 200m and max. endurance of 30 days) and Seagliders (operate max. depth of 1000m and max. endurance of 6 months). Within WAIMOS, the operational costs of the deployment and recovery of these ocean gliders was not included in the original WAIMOS investment and this project provided funding for this purpose.
Both the Seaglider and Slocum glider measured temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, fluorescence, turbidity and CDOM data. The Seaglider will take measurements from the West Australian shelf and slope waters between Dampier and Fremantle while the Slocum glider will take measurements from Two Rocks along the SRFME transect a return via the Perth Canyon.