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The CMR SailBuoy is an unmanned surface ocean vessel capable of travelling the oceans for extended periods of time. It navigates the oceans autonomously - transmitting back data at regular intervals. The SailBuoy can be used for a wide variety of ocean applications. From measuring ocean and atmospheric parameters to tracking oil spills or acting as a communication relay station for subsea instrumentation.

(Más información en: http://www.sailbuoy.no/) 

               

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The Wave Glider, a surface unmanned autonomous marine robot (glider) under design of Derek and Roger Hine, represents an innovative approach to ocean persistent presence. It harnesses ocean wave energy to provide essentially limitless propulsion while solar panels continually replenish the batteries used to power the Wave Glider’s control electronics and payload systems. The vehicle is propelled by the purely mechanical conversion of ocean wave energy into forward thrust, independent of wave direction. The Wave Glider (marketed by Liquid Robotics) employs a multi-patented design that allows it to cost-effectively collect and transmit data gathered during yearlong missions, over distances of thousands of miles, or while holding station.

(Read more at: http://liquidr.com/)

 

Diagram linked from web http://liquidr.com/technology/wave-glider.html

 

    

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The SeaExplorer is the first european glider technology available, developed by a French consortium and marketed by ACSA. Holding the main glider concept features, it includes as well new technological approaches with the aim to improve functional and operational aspects compared with other brands.

(Read more at:: http://acsa-alcen.com)

                                       

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The Bluefin Spray Glider is a deep-diving, buoyancy-driven autonomous underwater vehicle. The Spray collects water column data profiles using a pumped, conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD) sensor and other additional payload instruments. The Spray Glider was originally developed at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) under Dr. Russ Davis. The technology was licensed in 2004 and marketed by Bluefin Robotics.

(Read more at: http://www.bluefinrobotics.com).

 

Diagram linked from web http://www.whoi.edu

 

             

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