The EuroGOOS Gliders Task Team represents the European voice of the global glider community. It is tasked to develop a glider component in the Global Ocean Observing System, GOOS, with international partners from the USA, Australia, South Africa, Mexico, Peru, Chile, and others.
Gliders Task Team works to:
- Promote glider applications through liaison between providers and users, providing expert advice;
- Share success stories and jointly address difficulties;
- Maintain and share reference material on glider-related technologies (sensors, protocols, readiness levels and specifications, data management standards, and quality control);
- Promote open source tools (data analysis, applications, etc.);
- Foster synergies in science and technology;
- Fill the gaps and look for complementary with other technologies;
- Promote European and regional cooperation and joint projects;
- Contribute to the development of the European Ocean Observing System (EOOS), in the coastal area and in the open ocean.
Chairs of the Task Team: Carlos Barrera, PLOCAN, Spain; Pierre Testor, CNRS, France; Victor Turpin, JCOMMOPS, France.