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Gliders, Data and Regional Partners: The U.S. IOOS ® National Glider Network February 10, 2015 R.Baltes, J.Morell, G.Goni, V.Subramanian, R. Amon, C.Lembke.

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1 Gliders, Data and Regional Partners: The U.S. IOOS ® National Glider Network February 10, 2015 R.Baltes, J.Morell, G.Goni, V.Subramanian, R. Amon, C.Lembke 1

2 Overview I.IOOS Glider Network Developments II.Glider DAC III.Regional Programs IV.Questions 2

3 Network Developments Glider Network White Paper Released Aug 2014 Effort for Glider Task Team Coordination across agencies, among operators Establish value for network greater than the sum of its parts 3

4 Summary of Glider Days for 2008-2013 4 Year Glider-days of data collected annually by glider operators. (Glider-day = 1 glider in the water collecting data for 1 day) Glider-days completed outside of the EEZ Glider-days supported by IOOS PO 20084007890349 200947391132337 201049441329990 201157401663772 201262921793715 201376473538990 2008 – 2013 Totals33409103454153 * Glider Days provided with support from Federal Agencies including NSF, ONR, NOAA, EPA, state and local governments and private foundations.

5 Glider DAC Update 5 National standards to ease exchange of data from regional glider operators Real-time distribution to non-federal and federal partners Share your data Let us make it easier Archiving

6 Mission 01: July - November, 2014 Two underwater gliders were deployed on July, 2014, one in the Caribbean Sea, and one in the North Atlantic Ocean. Together, both gliders collected 2844 temperature and salinity profiles until recovery on November, 2014. Mission 02 (underway): February 5 2015 – late May 2015. Sustained and Targeted Ocean Observations for Improving Tropical Cyclone Intensity and Hurricane Seasonal Forecasts A partnership between NOAA, University of Miami, CariCOOS and Autoridad Nacional de Asuntos Maritimos of the Dominican Republic 6


8 Project: Investigation of circulation and evaluation of oil spill scenarios in the Gulf of Mexico Project coordination: Ensenada Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education (CICESE) Funding source: SENER (PEMEX)-CONACYT Hydrocarbon Fund: Duration: 5 years, starting April 2015 Funding: U$ 100,000,000 6 major themes 1.Implementing a systematic observation platform with immediate or intermittent access (oceanographic buoys and anchors with various sensors, gliders, radar, and images of the sea surface acquired from satellites). Coordinador: Dr. Francisco J. Ocampo Torres (CISESE) 2.Oceanographic cruises in the Gulf of Mexico, the Straits of Florida and the western Caribbean Sea. Coordinator: Dr. Sharon Herzka (CISESE) 3.Analysis and interpretation of the main circulation processes, biogeochemical and ecological control and modulate the large ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico. Coordinator: Juan Carlos Herguera (CISESE) 4.Computational models that integrate the major circulation processes with biogeochemical and ecological processes. Coordinator: Dr. Julio Sheinbaum Pardo (CISESE) 5.Empirical models that characterize the degradation of different hydrocarbon fractions at different depths (T and P) and that can be integrated in the overall model. Coordinator: Alexei Licea (CICESE) 6.Analysis of the potential consequences of large scale spills under different scenarios. Coordinator: Paula Pérez (CICESE) Future Glider work in Mexico 8

9 Next Steps Establish Glider Task Team to advance Glider Network Concept (1-3 mon) Deliver Version 2 Glider data on GTS through NDBC (1-3 wks) Develop Version 2 of Glider Asset Map in Catalog (2-5 mon) Garner participation from across Regional Associations (Now!) Contact: Becky Baltes, Glider PM, 301-427-2427 welcome.html 9

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11 Hurricane Underwater gliders 2 year project, funded under Sandy Supplemental funds. Partners: NOAA/ AOML, University Puerto Rico Mayaguez, CariCOOS, CIMAS, NOAA/NDBC, NOAA/EMC First mission started in July 2014 and recovery took place in November 2014. Two underwater gliders (Seagliders) Temperature and Salinity profiles and depth average currents to 1000. 2800 profiles during first mission. Observations along 5000km length trajectories.

12 Hurricane Underwater Gliders 12 Real-time transmissions into GTS, NODC, NDBC, IOSS, EMC, and through publicly available web pages. Navigated and successfully transmitted 100% of data under hurricane wind conditions (Bertha and Gonzalo). Data currently used by EMC and AOML to investigate potential effects of upper ocean temperature structure on hurricane intensification and on the response of the ocean to the passage of a tropical cyclone. Data used by operational hurricane forecast models. Second mission started on February 6, 2015, lasting until approximately May 2015. Third mission planned for 2015 hurricane season and will start in June/July 2015.

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14 Involved Institutions-Mexico CICESE UNAM, National University Autonoma de Mexico Universidad Autónoma de Baja California UAM, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana CINVESTAV-IPN-Merida Universidad Nacional del Estado de Morelos CICIMAR, Interdisciplinary Center of Marine Sciences CIMAT, Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas ECOSUR - Campeche CICATA-IPN-UA, Centro de Investigación en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada del Instituto Politécnico Nacional. Unidad Altamira CIDESI, Centro de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit University of Colima Involved Institutions-International Texas A&M Galveston Campus, USA Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami, USA University of California at Santa Barbara, USA Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California San Diego, USA Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, USA. LOCEAN: Laboratoire d’Océanographie et du Climat : Expérimentation et Approches Numériques (LOCEAN is a joint research laboratory of Université Pierre et Marie Curie, FranceUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Germany Facultad de Ciencias del Mar of the Universidad de Vigo, Spain, Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA), Spain Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, IDAEA of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC),

15 Glider plans and payload CICESE: Systematically survey the anticyclonic warm core eddies (WCE) that are detached from the Loop Current and arrive to the western flank of the GoM and dissipate there. Ideally, the research plan is to survey the WCEs from their liberation on the eastern GoM to their dissipation on the western GoM. The sensors on the Slocum gliders include: CTD (9), ADCP (7), RSI Microrider (5), Backscatter 700nm-CHla 470/695-CDOM (5), and O2 sensors (7). Slocum glider missions start 2017. During the whole 2016 we will be doing glider missions with two Spray gliders in collaboration with the Instrument Development Group(IDG)-Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). Spray gliders are equipped with CTD, ADCP, and CHla/fluorescence and/or O2. TAMUG: Survey the Perdido region and the open GoM with a new hydrocarbon sensor (fluorescence) mounted on the Slocum glider along with DO and hydrography. The TAMUG glider has the following sensors: Sea Bird CTD, RSI Microrider, WetLabs eco triplet (Backscatter 700nm, CHla 470/695, CDOM 370/460), DO sensor (Rinko), Chelsea Technologies Uvilux hydrocarbon fluorescence sensor (255/360) Deployments in the open Gulf will begin in August 2015 and in the Perdido Region in 2016

16 Glider deployments during the Mexican Hydrocarbon Project 1. Perdido Region: deep ocean drilling site CISESE glider tracks

17 2. Open Gulf of Mexico: Hydrographic stations (dots) to be occupied during the Mexican Hydrocarbon Project Potential glider tracks are superimposed (yellow)

18 HFR-radar installations as part of the Mexican Hydrocarbon Project

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