First Seaglider deployed!

Humpback the Seaglider is an old friend of us at UEA. She has been to the Gulf of Oman, the North Atlantic and helped study melting glaciers around the Antarctic – and now she has become the first glider to be … Continued

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FAAM aircraft flies past the BoBBLE cruise

It was a truly extraordinary rendezvous, combining a very ambitious flight and some great observations from the ship. A BAe 146-301 four-engine jet, the UK Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM), flew past the ORV Sindhu Sadhana yesterday, just 100 ft … Continued

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BoBBLE cruise sets sail

The BoBBLE cruise has departed today, following a departure ceremony led by Dr M Rajeevan, secretary for the Indian Ministry of Earth Sciences. The cruise sets sail for the southern Bay of Bengal, where scientists on board will monitor the ocean and … Continued

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Seaglider training

Yesterday the Seaglider experts in the field team ran a training course for the BoBBLE scientists on how to operate Seagliders. This included everything from how to take them apart and rebuild them (pictured), to how to ensure they are ballasted … Continued

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National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) welcomes UK scientists

Dr Venkatesan from National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) welcomes the UK contingent, at NIOT Chennai. The UK scientists received a warm welcome and were able to check all the equipment that had been shipped from the UK arrived safe and … Continued

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What are these ocean robots?

A lot of the press coverage (such as the Daily Mail, Washington Post and the Japan Times) for the project in recent days has focussed on the ocean robots, or Seagliders, we will be deploying in the Bay of Bengal. So what are they, … Continued

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UK Scientists depart for India

Scientists from the University of East Anglia, and the National Oceanography Centre are travelling to Chennai today to embark on a month-long research cruise in the Bay of Bengal to improve understanding and forecasts of the Indian Monsoon. The team will launch … Continued

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Preparing to depart

UK scientists are making the last-minute preparations before departing for India next week for the NERC–MoES funded research cruise aboard the RV Sindhu Sadhana. The seven Seagliders, nine Argo floats and all the other equipment to measure temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen and chlorophyll fluorescence. All … Continued

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Marine equipment being shipped to India

In preparation for the BoBBLE research cruise in the Bay of Bengal in June this year, we are now packing up Seagliders, Argo floats, waterproofs and sunscreen, to be shipped to India.

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First IIOE-2 cruise complete

The first cruise of the IIOE-2 project is now complete. The Sagar Nidhi sailed from Goa, India to Port Louis, Mauritius at the end of 2015 (and immediately after the launch of IIOE-2 in Goa). Prof. P N Vinayachandran co-led the expedition with … Continued

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