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Ocean Gliders: Autonomous Monitoring of the Marine Environment (registration deadline: 8th January 2018)

This 5-day Advanced Training Short Course will provide hands-on experience of ocean gliders using UEA's unique seawater tank, as well as the theoretical knowledge of how gliders and their sensors work. The training draws upon UEA's extensive experience of glider deployments worldwide. Lecturers include experts in physical, chemical and biological ocean science using gliders, as well as a highly trained glider engineer.
When May 14, 2018 09:00 PM to
May 18, 2018 05:00 PM
Where University of East Anglia, Norwich
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Marine autonomous vehicles are platforms that are deployed into the ocean in order to survey, monitor or explore the conditions in the marine environment, that have intelligent control systems allowing them to remain in the ocean for extended periods with relatively little human intervention. Such vehicles are already revolutionising marine science, allowing us to make measurements in places or conditions that were previously impossible.

However, these vehicles require new expertise beyond the traditional skills of the observational oceanographer. This course aims to give early career scientists the necessary skills to be able to exploit these techniques. Training in ocean glider data analysis will highlight the potential pitfalls in taking glider data at face value, and identify the processing and quality control steps necessary to produce useful data for different applications.

Bursaries are available, and will be given preferentially to PhD and early-career researchers who receive at least 50% NERC funding. The cost of the programme otherwise is £1000, all-inclusive (bar transport to and from the University of East Anglia).


For further information and to register for the course, please see the associated website here.


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