OceanGliders: A component of the integrated GOOS

Pierre Testor*, Brad DeYoung, Daniel L. Rudnick, Scott Glenn, Daniel Hayes, Craig Lee, Charitha B. Pattiaratchi, Katherine L. Hill, Emma Heslop, Victor Turpin, Pekka Alenius, Carlos Barrera, John Barth, Nicholas Beaird, Guislain Becu, Anthony Bosse, François Bourrin, Alex Brearley, Yi Chao, Sue ChenJacopo Chiggiato, Laurent Coppola, Richard Crout, James Cummings, Beth Curry, Ruth Curry, Richard Davis, Kruti Desai, Steven DiMarco, Catherine Edwards, Sophie Fielding, Ilker Fer, Eleanor Frajka-Williams, Hezi Gildor, Gustavo Goni, Dimitri Gutierrez, Stephanie Hanson, Peter Haugan, David Hebert, Joleen Heiderich, Karen J. Heywood, Patrick Hogan, Loïc Houpert, Sik Huh, Mark E. Inall, Masso Ishii, Schin ichi Ito, Sachihiko Itoh, Sen Jan, Jan Kaiser, Johannes Karstensen, Barbara Kirkpatrick, Jody Klymak, Josh Kohut, Gerd Krahmann, Marjolaine Krug, Sam McClatchie, Frederic Marin, Elena Mauri, Avichal Mehra, Michael P. Meredith, Travis Miles, Julio Morell, Laurent Mortier, Sarah Nicholson, Joanne O'Callaghan, Diarmuid O'Conchubhair, Peter R. Oke, Enric P. Sanz, Matthew Palmer, Jong Jin Park, Leonidas Perivoliotis, Pierre Marie Poulain, Ruth Perry, Bastien Queste, Luc Rainville, Eric Rehm, Moninya Roughan, Nicholas Rome, Tetjana Ross, Simon Ruiz, Grace Saba, Amandine Schaeffer, Martha Schonau, Katrin Schroeder, Yugo Shimizu, Bernadette M. Sloyan, David Smeed, Derrick P. Snowden, Yumi Song, Sebastiaan Swart, Miguel Tenreiro, Andrew F. Thompson, Joaquin Tintore, Robert E. Todd, Cesar Toro, Hugh Venables, Stephanie Waterman, Roy Watlington, Doug Wilson

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The OceanGliders program started in 2016 to support active coordination and enhancement of global glider activity. OceanGliders contributes to the international efforts of the Global Ocean Observation System (GOOS) for Climate, Ocean Health and Operational Services. It brings together marine scientists and engineers operating gliders around the world: (1) to observe the long-term physical, biogeochemical, and biological ocean processes and phenomena that are relevant for societal applications; and, (2) to contribute to the GOOS through real-time and delayed mode data dissemination. The OceanGliders program is distributed across national and regional observing systems and significantly contributes to integrated, multi-scale and multi-platform sampling strategies. OceanGliders shares best practices, requirements, and scientific knowledge needed for glider operations, data collection and analysis. It also monitors global glider activity and supports the dissemination of glider data through regional and global databases, in real-time and delayed modes, facilitating data access to the wider community. OceanGliders currently supports national, regional and global initiatives to maintian and expand the capabilities and application of gliders to meet key global challenges such as improved measurement of ocean boundary currents, water transformation and storm forecast.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number422
JournalFrontiers in Marine Science
Issue numberJUL
StatePublished - 2019

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© 2019 Testor, DeYoung, Rudnick, Glenn, Hayes, Lee, Pattiaratchi, Hill, Heslop, Turpin, Alenius, Barrera, Barth, Beaird, Becu, Bosse, Bourrin, Brearley, Chao, Chen, Chiggiato, Coppola, Crout, Cummings, Curry, Curry, Davis, Desai, DiMarco, Edwards, Fielding, Fer, Frajka-Williams, Gildor, Goni, Gutierrez, Hanson, Haugan, Hebert, Heiderich, Heywood, Hogan, Houpert, Huh, Inall, Ishii, Ito, Itoh, Jan, Kaiser, Karstensen, Kirkpatrick, Klymak, Kohut, Krahmann, Krug, McClatchie, Marin, Mauri, Mehra, Meredith, Miles, Morell, Mortier, Nicholson, O'Callaghan, O'Conchubhair, Oke, Sanz, Palmer, Park, Perivoliotis, Poulain, Perry, Queste, Rainville, Rehm, Roughan, Rome, Ross, Ruiz, Saba, Schaeffer, Schonau, Schroeder, Shimizu, Sloyan, Smeed, Snowden, Song, Swart, Tenreiro, Thompson, Tintore, Todd, Toro, Venables, Waterman, Watlington and Wilson.


  • Boundary currents
  • GOOS
  • Gliders
  • In situ ocean observing systems
  • Storms
  • Water transformation


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