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 mission.