Fleet of high-tech robot ‘gliders’ to explore oceans

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Researchers in Germany recently obtained the biggest fleet of so-called gliders in Europe. These instruments can explore the oceans like sailplanes up to a depth of 1000 meters. In doing so they only consume as much energy as a bike light. In the next years, up to ten of these high-tech instruments will take measurements to better understand many processes in the oceans. Currently scientists and technicians are preparing the devices for their first mission as a 'swarm' in the tropical Atlantic....
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