Mission duration: 3 weeks

For 3 weeks in November 2012 a successful seatrial with the Sailbuoy was conducted in cooperation with the PLOCAN consortium. It was equipped with a conductivity-temperature sensor and an oxygen optode. The main goal of the mission was to sail to the European Station for Time-series in the OCean (ESTOC) site, and demonstrate its navigation and near-surface oceanographic sampling capabilities. ESTOC is an internationally recognized ocean site, and has recently improved its sampling program with unmanned, autonomous underwater and surface vehicles technology (Read more about the mission at the PLOCAN consortium webpage).


 Near surface oceanographic measurements using the SailBuoy