Glider community visits Liverpool
24 April 2013
On 18 April 2013, BODC welcomed the ocean glider community to Liverpool for a workshop to showcase UK glider activities and developments. We would like to thank all participants for making this such a rewarding event.
The UK operates one of the largest glider fleets in Europe. This gathering of UK researchers and technology specialists was the largest for over two years. It was endorsed by the UK Integrated Marine Observing Network (UK-IMON) initiative.
BODC hosted the event to encourage greater collaboration within the UK. It was attended by more than 40 delegates, attracting participants from academic institutes and instrument manufacturers. The latter presented the very latest glider platform technologies available to the community.
BODC took the opportunity to convey recent developments in glider data management protocols. These are being formalised through BODC's collaboration with the international glider community. The work, coordinated by the European Gliders for Research Ocean Observation and Management (GROOM) project, aims to facilitate dissemination of glider data on a global scale.
BODC is committed to ensuring that UK glider data are managed in an effective manner to ensure long-term worldwide availability.