LNM: Surface Wave Gliders, Marathon to Dry Tortugas, June 8-July 31, Plus More
This surfboard sized glider is sure to arouse the curiosity of any boater passing near. Do not disturb!
FLORIDA – STRAITS OF FLORIDA – MARATHON TO DRY TORTUGAS: SURFACE WAVE GLIDER DEMONSTRATION
ThayerMahan, Inc. will be demonstrating up to four autonomous, unmanned maritime vehicles (Wave Glider-WG) in the Straits of Florida between Marathon and Dry Tortugas. The demonstration will commence on or about 08 June, 2020 and is expected to terminate on or about 31 July, 2020. 24/7 operations consist of system evaluation and scientific ocean data collection. The Wave Glider carries no fuel, lubricants or hydrocarbons. It is wave powered and remotely attended from the ThayerMahan Operations Center, moving at speeds of about 1kt, and is designed to automatically give way if encountered by a vessel transmitting AIS. It is approximately 6.5’ x 2’ (surfboard size), copper in color, with a contact plaque and mast extending 3’ above the water surface. Mariners are requested to transit the area with caution. For more details contact the ThayerMahan Operations center at 860-969-3171.