Mobile Hotspots for Ocean Sensors & AUVs

Founded in 1987 by David Packard, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) is a leader in applying technology to longstanding problems in ocean science. As their collection of ocean vehicles and robots grew, they faced a new challenge: how to improve coordination and communication between surface and subsea vehicles and access to data from these systems in real-time. One solution? A new hotspot payload for the Wave Glider.

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

  • Connect to Benthic moorings and instruments on the seafloor to adjust parameters
  • Track AUVs and follow a patch of water over the horizon
  • Locate undersea sensors and robots as deep as 4000M
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