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News Release from the Naval Oceanography Operations Command

For Immediate Release No. 13-003 131024-N-ZZ99-001 NORFOLK, Va. – Aerographer’s Mate 1st Class (AW/SW/IDW) Gina Hegg navigates the Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS) website. Using real time data assets from a variety of sources, including glider data … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Canyons

Amelia has been deployed for just over 10 days now. She is flying excellently. The first half of her mission of exploring Norfolk Canyon and the Slope Sea has already been completed. She is in the midst of completing her … Continue reading

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Amelia’s mission to explore the Mid-Atlantic shelfbreak and the Slope Sea

Greetings! My name is Donglai and I am a physical oceanographer at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. I want to tell you a bit about Amelia’s Gliderpalooza mission and why she’s named Amelia. Amelia’s mission is to study the … Continue reading

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The week that was: October 14 – 18, Back to busy, busy, busy

After a couple of weeks highlighted by a couple of recoveries and no deployments, this past week suddenly got very active once again as we watch the transition from our early fall to late fall to early winter waters. Here … Continue reading

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Penobscot Pit Stop

On Wednesday morning October 16th after 37 days and 730 kilometers of flight, UMaine glider Penobscot was recovered just off Pemaquid Point, west of Penobscot Bay.  Penobscot completed two surveys of the Eastern Maine Coastal Current (EMCC) and en-route spent … Continue reading

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The Return of OTN200

On the morning of October 15th, OTN200 was redeployed off of Ingomar, NS by Adam and Christena. The somewhat complicated mission plan will take it through Roseway Basin three times, stopping for a run south to the shelf break and … Continue reading

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Thursday is looking good!

A short update. Thursday looks to be the start of Gliderpalooza round 2.  We should be deploying a glider out of Wachapreague, VA, 3 out of Atlantic City, NJ, and one out of Halifax, NS. If Mother Nature is nice … Continue reading

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Gliders have no problems with bad weather, but….

…. people do! The plan for today was to deploy 4 gliders, including 3 along the NJ coast and 1 along the Virginia coast. Unfortunately Mother Nature is not cooperating. The great thing about gliders is that you can send … Continue reading

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Prepare for Round 2!

This week we expect to have 5 more gliders join in the fun. Two return visits from RU23 and OTN200, two new deployments of Navy gliders, and one new deployment from our partners at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science … Continue reading

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And then there were 3

We are now approximately half way through the palooza, with12 glider deployments either completed or in progress, with an ever growing amount of distance covered which is now approximately 5000km. Gliderpalooza deployments to date (October 5). Yes, there is still … Continue reading

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