Gliders

Ocean-glider technologies. Credit: PLOCAN

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.

Gliders Terms Of Reference (316.3 KiB)

Chairs of the Task Team: Carlos Barrera, PLOCAN, Spain;  Pierre Testor, CNRS, France; Victor Turpin, JCOMMOPS, France.