2016 SOCIB Glider Mission Analytics

SOCIB during 2016 managed to undertake 10 glider missions, increasing base glider activity by a 25% with respect to the previous year. Some of the most relevant analytics about glider missions are as follows:

  • 379 days-in-water
  • 3825 navigated Nm
  • More than 16000 CTD profiles at different depths 

This activity was undertaken in the Western Mediterranean basin, mostly in the Ibiza Channel, in the frame of SOCIB's multiplatform monitoring program with underwater gliders, not only pursuing internal objectives but also providing glider access to external and international users through competitive access calls available at www.socib.es. All the scientific information gathered during SOCIB’s missions are freely available at the Glider Facility section.