Tracking Seafloor Motion with Wave Gliders

Scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel have installed a network of seafloor sensors off the coast of northern Chile, where some of the most powerful earthquakes on the planet originate. Their goal? Measure seafloor motion with millimeter accuracy in order to better understand earthquake and tsunami risk.

In this case study, you’ll learn:  

  • Why the Wave Glider is a key component of the GeoSEA earthquake observatory
  • How Wave Gliders can help collect seafloor data more frequently and cost-effectively
  • What GEOMAR scientists see for the future of unmanned systems in seafloor geodesy

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