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Gliderpalooza 2013

GliderPalooza 2013 is a coordinated field demonstration of ocean observing technologies spanning the eastern seaboard of North America. NERACOOS partners at Dalhousie University, the University of Maine, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, and the Northeast Fisheries Science Center are participating in this unique ocean observing effort.

The focus of GliderPalooza 2013 is the simultaneous deployment of 13-16 gliders in the waters from Nova Scotia to Georgia during September and October. MARACOOS (the Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System) is coordinating this multi-institutional effort. Data collected from these gliders will be combined with data from satellites, high-frequency radar, moorings, drifters, and ocean models to create a coastal continental scale data set, which will support a variety of scientific and operational goals. 

To learn more about GliderPalooza 2013 check out NOAA’s GliderPalooaza 2013 Press Release and the  MARACOOS blog.

Follow glider tracks and view data from the mission on the glider asset map below.

The National Underwater Glider Network Map is a collaborative effort and includes current and historical glider missions dating back to 2005. The gliders displayed have been funded by U.S. IOOS, NOAA, ONR, NSF, EPA, various universities, state agencies and industries.

NOTE: Sometimes gliders temporarily appear to have traveled very far (red line across the map) or are operating over land. This occurs when a glider occasionally reports an incorrect GPS fix of its position in the ocean. It won't be there long. The next time it reports in, the glider will correct its position and be back in the ocean. Check back often.