Olly Glider Launch

As part of the SBCLTER/ERI combined Mohawk Cross Shelf project 'Olly' the Teledyne Webb Research AUV Glider is launched 1km offshore of UCSB Campus. Olly completes a continual sample line of 4KM from 20m out to 70m depth. On this line Olly samples Conductivity, Water Temp, Depth and Oxygen levels as well as using multiple wavelength Optical Pucks to reveal backscatter and water turbidity. With a mission length of approximately 21days Olly collects a huge amount of data compared to deploying comparable instruments from a boat.
Photo Credit: Stuart Halewood