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Experiments with gliders: new challenges for observations and modeling
Convener: Reiner Onken  | Co-Conveners: Aniello Russo , Ines Borrione , Anthony Bosse , Emma Heslop 

During the last decade, sub-surface gliders became a popular tool for the exploration of the oceans. Due to their high-resolution sampling capability and their long endurance, they are applied to a wide spectrum of spatial scales from sub-mesoscale to basin-scale structures. Meanwhile, a variety of different payloads allows comprehensive investigations in oceanography and bio-geochemistry, both by means of observational and modeling studies.

In this session, any contribution is welcome concerning
• Development, operation and piloting of gliders,
• Legal issues,
• Quality control and dissemination of glider measurements,
• Analyses of glider observations,
• Assimilation of glider data in numerical models.
The contributions may be related both to sub-surface and wave gliders.