An array of six gliders will survey a broad region of the continental shelf waters.
Glider sampling area (approximate): 130 x 185 km box over outer shelf and slope sea
SE: 39.00°N, 69.92°W
SW: 39.00°N, 71.50°W
NW: 40.67°N, 71.50°W
NE: 40.67°N, 69.92°W
Coastal Gliders (Teledyne-Webb Slocum Gliders) will fly through the water column along saw-tooth paths, penetrating the sea surface and diving down to a maximum depth of 1000 meters. In April 2014, two gliders were deployed at the Pioneer Array. Each glider contains Engineering Data describing its location (latitude / longitude), depth, way points, heading, speed, and velocity for a given time. Engineering data are needed to use the scientific measurements from the gliders instruments.
Currently deployed gliders occupy the EB and FZ lines.
| Instrument Name (OOI Instrument Class)
|| Instrument Manufacturer
|| Instrument Make/Model
|| Data Products
|Velocity Profiler for mobile assets, short range (ADCPA)||Teledyne RDI||Explorer DVL 600 kHz||Echo Intensity; Velocity Profile|
|3-Wavelength Fluorometer (FLORT)||WET Labs||ECO Puck|| Fluorometric CDOM Concentration; Fluorometric Chlorophyll-a Concentration; Optical Backscatter (Red Wavelengths)
|CTD Glider (CTDGV)||Sea-Bird|| GPCTD
||Conductivity; Density; Practical Salinity; Pressure (Depth); Temperature|
|Dissolved Oxygen Stable Response (DOSTA)||Aanderaa||Optode 4831||Oxygen Concentration|
|Photosynthetically Available Radiation (PARAD)||Biospherical Instruments||QSP-2155|| Photosynthetically Available Radiation(400-700 nm)