Undersea Gliding in the Gulf: Harbor Branch’s Latest Winged Robots’ Recent Mission to Explore Gulf of Mexico Waters
Presented by Fraser Dalgleish
This 2012 Ocean Science Lecture is now available as a streaming YouTube video. Click the video window below to play.
About the Lecture
As part of the Florida Shelf Edge Exploration (FLOSEE II) cruise, two Spray gliders operated by Harbor Branch’s Ocean Visibility and Optics Lab in collaboration with Bluefin Robotics were deployed for several months at Pulley Ridge. These glider deployments allowed large scale measurement of water quality parameters above the coral reef and the surrounding waters in support of the cruise objectives.
About the Speaker
Dr. Fraser Dalgleish is an Assistant Research Professor with Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University. He holds a B.Eng in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from The University of Edinburgh (UK), and an M.Sc in Ocean Engineering and Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering, both from Cranfield University (UK). He joined Harbor Branch over six years ago and established the Ocean Visibility and Optics Laboratory in 2006. Over the last ten years, his research and development activities have focused on the application of lasers and unmanned marine vehicles to develop new undersea robotic imaging and networking capabilities. The longer term goal of this work is to further develop and apply these novel approaches to operational oceanography to provide otherwise unobtainable data products and other new capabilities to marine scientists. For the last two years, he has been chair for the Underwater Imaging Committee of the Marine Technology Society.
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