The Norwegian National Facility for Ocean Gliders

Based at the University of Bergen's Geophysical Insitute, NorGliders aims to maintain and develop ocean glider infrastructure and expertise in Norway. It facilitates vehicle access and coordinates an operation center comprising of a team of pilots distributed among various institutions in Norway.

Image of seaglider from Hydriod
Ocean Gliders are unmanned robots that move through the water using a pump to adjust their buoyancy. With wings mounted on their sides creating lift to propel them forward the vehicles slowly move from the sea surface down to 1000m sampling oceanograghic parameters like temperature, salinty and disolved oxygen concentration