The National Oceanographic Partnership Program provided critical support to the development of Seaglider long-range autonomous underwater vehicles. This support enabled: (1) development and integration of chemical and biological sensors, (2) transition to low-power, bi-directional satellite communication, and (3) software upgrades to enhance capability and reliability. Sponsored improvements led to setting the mission endurance and range records for autonomous underwater vehicles, wide use by the oceanographic community and licensing for commercialization.
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Eriksen CC, Perry MJ. The Nurturing of Seagliders By the National Oceanographic Partnership Program. Oceanography. 2009;22(2): 146-157. Available on publisher's site at http://www.tos.org/oceanography/archive/22-2_eriksen.html
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