Glider Deployment
Video courtesy of Coordinated Simultaneous Physical-Biological Sampling Using ADCP-Equipped Ocean Gliders. Download largest version (mp4, 92 MB).

An acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP)-equipped Seaglider is deployed from Research Vessel Robertson with the University of Washington Applied Physics Lab during the Coordinated Simultaneous Physical-Biological Sampling Using ADCP-Equipped Ocean Gliders expedition. Seagliders are a type of autonomous underwater vehicle that can collect data on the physical properties of the ocean. This Seaglider is special, as the ADCP allows it to collect acoustic backscatter data on the biological life of its surroundings, enabling the expedition team to study small organisms like zooplankton and fish on a larger scale than traditional ship-based methods.