Transnational mission of iFADO Project – Deployment of glider
DATE: 13 November 2019
TIME: 09:00
LOCATION: Porto da Horta, Horta - Faial, Azores (PT)

The Regional Government, through the Regional Fund for Science and Technology (FRCT) – partner of the iFADO project (Innovation in the Atlantic Deep Ocean Framework; http://www.ifado.eu) – and the Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (DOP, University of Azores), will participate on November 13th, in Horta, in the deployment of an autonomous surface vehicle (glider).

This activity, which will take place in Port of Horta, is a transnational mission framed by the presentation of new technologies involved in the monitoring of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). In this sense, the iFADO project promotes the integration of these technologies in regional and international missions, for a deeper understanding of large maritime areas, such as the North Atlantic.

The autonomous vehicle, belonging to the Canary Islands Oceanic Platform (PLOCAN) – project partner –, corresponds to a WaveGlider, and is equipped with a series of weather and oceanographic sensors for ocean monitoring purposes. This vehicle, which will be deployed with the support of the FRCT and DOP team, will perform the Azores-Canary route for the first time, and it is expected that it will arrive to the final destination in about two months. The WaveGlider‘s position, travelled route and scientific data collected could be accessed in near real time.

This initiative is the second part of the transnational mission. On October 22nd, one Slocum vehicle from the Irish Marine Institute (Foras na Mara) had already been launched, collecting scientific data off the island of Faial for 15 days.

 

Transnational mission of iFADO Project – Deployment of glider
DATE: 13 November 2019
TIME: 09:00
LOCATION: Porto da Horta, Horta - Faial, Azores (PT)

The Regional Government, through the Regional Fund for Science and Technology (FRCT) – partner of the iFADO project (Innovation in the Atlantic Deep Ocean Framework; http://www.ifado.eu) – and the Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (DOP, University of Azores), will participate on November 13th, in Horta, in the deployment of an autonomous surface vehicle (glider).

This activity, which will take place in Port of Horta, is a transnational mission framed by the presentation of new technologies involved in the monitoring of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). In this sense, the iFADO project promotes the integration of these technologies in regional and international missions, for a deeper understanding of large maritime areas, such as the North Atlantic.

The autonomous vehicle, belonging to the Canary Islands Oceanic Platform (PLOCAN) – project partner –, corresponds to a WaveGlider, and is equipped with a series of weather and oceanographic sensors for ocean monitoring purposes. This vehicle, which will be deployed with the support of the FRCT and DOP team, will perform the Azores-Canary route for the first time, and it is expected that it will arrive to the final destination in about two months. The WaveGlider‘s position, travelled route and scientific data collected could be accessed in near real time.

This initiative is the second part of the transnational mission. On October 22nd, one Slocum vehicle from the Irish Marine Institute (Foras na Mara) had already been launched, collecting scientific data off the island of Faial for 15 days.