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Coastal gliders (Teledyne-Webb Slocum Gliders) will fly through the water column along saw-tooth paths, penetrating the sea surface and diving down to depth. These Coastal Gliders will be outfitted with one of two buoyancy engines allowing for maximum efficiency for either shallow (able to dive to 200 m) or deep (able to dive to 1000 m) dives. A roughly even combination of deep and shallow diving coastal gliders will be deployed, sufficient to survey the Endurance Array area.
In April 2014, two three gliders were deployed at the Endurance 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.