cooperation and links with other projects
Since the beginning of the last decade, European scientists have embraced the glider technology. The European Gliders Observatories (EGO) has establish a tight network of marine institutions active with gliders. This community has conducted the European project GROOM funded by the FP7 to design an European glider Infrastructure for research, ocean observations and other marine applications. This context have allowed that the JCOMM now includes a component for glider in the Global Ocean Observing System, which is led by the deputy coordinator of BRIDGES
BRIDGES has built on this European extensive expertise on gliders and the industrial capacity of Alseamar. This guarantees that BRIDGES will bring very innovative solutions to improve the capability of scientists and industry to use gliders over the whole depths of the oceans and close to the bottom, for a large range of marine services based on data acquisition.
Ongoing European projects on marine infrastructures, marine observatories and observing systems that are presently incorporating gliders in their portfolio, such as AtlantOS and JERICO Next, are paving the way for taking full benefit of the BRIDGES gliders with their enhanced navigational and sensing capabilities. Several European projects aiming at developing new sensors for autonomous platforms are also closely related to BRIDGES.