"How many leaks have your gliders had?", is a question that never fails to come up whenever ocean glider personnel meet at international functions.
This week, Professor Lyn Beazley visited the Australia National Facility for Ocean Gliders,
At 13:58 EST today, ANFOG Seaglider unit SG155 was deployed 23.6 nautical miles south of Portland.
An ANFOG glider is presently east of Tasmania, travelling back and forth on a repeated transect line, monitoring changes in water properties.
The past two months have seen an ANFOG Seaglider traversing the East Australian Current and riding ocean eddies off the coast of Tasmania.
At opposite ends of Australia, ocean gliders are simulteneously flying missions in three oceans.
Recent ANFOG Seaglider trials at the Perth Canyon, 50km off the coast of Perth, have drawn to a successful close.