Wave Glider Missions with the Australian Institute of Marine Science

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) conducts scientific research that helps shape decisions about the health, use, and protection of Australia’s waters. Their central challenge is one of efficiency and scale: how to reduce costs, monitor larger areas, and get the data back to shore quickly. 

Liquid Robotics worked with AIMS to demonstrate how a long-duration autonomous ocean vehicle can help speed up the process of converting observations into actionable insights.

In this case study, you’ll learn how the Wave Glider:  

  • Collected environmental data on the Great Barrier Reef, including wave height, currents, and chlorophyll
  • Transmitted the data in real-time while staying on course in the dense reef matrix
  • Navigated in strong currents and tides in North West Australia

Read the Case Study