A SeaExplorer, ALSEAMAR’s wingless
autonomous glider, embarked on a successful mission in the frigid
Barents Sea in 2014. Equipped with a digital magnetic compass and a
Sea-Bird Glider Payload CTD, SBE 43, and ECO Puck, the SeaExplorer
voyaged across 388 km of the central Barents Sea over 19 days with
battery life to spare. The mission encompassed 351 full depth profiles
with high resolution physical and biological oceanographic data.
The success of this mission proves the
SeaExplorer’s potential for cost-effective autonomous monitoring in
parts of the Arctic Ocean where sea conditions are less than favorable.
Watch SeaExplorer in action and learn more about the Barents Sea