On this cruise, we had the mission to deploy two wave gliders and our brand new Sailbuoy as far as 60°S. In this region, the ice melts only for a few month in summer. Our ocean gliders where stored in stable plastic containers during the first weeks of the cruise, to protect them from rough weathers, swell and unattentive researchers or crew.
Only on the afternoon before deployment, we unpacked the gliders and mounted the wings on them. Then they also had to go out on outer deck for some final function testing. By now the gliders and a Sailbuoy are in the water, sending their updated measurement data to us every day. They will be measuring on their own for the next couple of month, sending us the measurement data via satellite connection. You can follow the incoming data close to real time on our web page http://www.roammiz.com!