Gliders, Gliders, and More GLIDERS!!


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August 28th, 2020

This time of year is always jam packed with glider activity. In the Mid-Atlantic we have 5 active gliders deployed by partners ready to collect vital data as Laura is forecast to enter our region this weekend. Tune in for “Meet the Fleet” in September for a more in-depth look at Mid-Atlantic gliders and the people behind them!



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RU_33 was recovered to charge the battery and re-deployed off the coast of New Jersey within 3 business days!



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MARACOOS_1 was deployed by the University of Delaware and is off the coast of Delaware and Maryland.



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Amelia was deployed by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and is off the Coast of Virginia.



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Blue was deployed west of Martha’s Vineyard however ran into some technical problems and had to be recovered a few days later.



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US Navy Glider NG_619 and NG_666 continue their tracks.



The MARACOOS team is working hard to keep assets deployed to collect vital data that improves hurricane forecasts!