Equipment / OceanObserver Glider

OceanObserver on the Slocum Autonomous Underwater Glider

Intelligent acoustic monitoring on one of the world’s most utilized underwater gliders


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Sample rate: 8–512 ksps
Resolution: 24 bits
SD memory capacity: Up to 6 TB on removable 512 GB cards
Hydrophone: Customizable options from various manufacturers. Sensitivities and frequencies tailored to your needs.
File format: WAV


Mass: 55–70 kg
Length: 1.5 m
Hull diameter: 22 cm
Operating depth: Up to 1000 m
Horizontal speed: 0.35 m/s (0.68 knot) average
Up to 0.5 m/s (1 knots) with full drive

Processing and communication

onboard processing: Marine mammal call detectors for baleen whales, toothed whales, and pinnipeds
Various call types, including moans, whistles, and clicks
Seismic pulse detection and quantification
Ambient sound level calculations
Communication: Iridium (RUDICS) satellite
Detection information distributed via email to end users

Contact us for pricing and customization options.