Disk-type underwater glider for virtual mooring and field experiment

Masahiko Nakamura, Wataru Koterayama, Masaru Inada, Kenji Marubayashi, Takashi Hyodo, Hiroshi Yoshimura, Yasuhiro Morii

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In recent years, it has become evident that ocean data in time and space are required to make predictions of environmental changes on Earth. As a method of acquiring data, we propose a virtual mooring system using an underwater vehicle, and we have developed a vehicle which will glide back and forth between the sea surface and the seabed collecting ocean data. This paper presents the developed vehicle and its field experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-70
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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