Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 30 | Number 2 | June 2017

Special Issue on Autonomous and Lagrangian Platforms and Sensors (ALPS)

On the Cover: Photos of several types of autonomous and Lagrangian platforms and sensors (ALPS) currently being deployed in the world ocean. 1. Propeller-driven REMUS 100 unmanned underwater vehicle used in Project Recover (from Terrill et al., 2017, in this issue). 2. Onboard image from a Liquid Robotics Wave Glider deployed off the coast of Iceland as part of an Extreme SeaState Study (photo courtesy of Liquid Robotics). 3. Wirewalker (photo courtesy of Tyler Hughen, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; see Lucas et al., and Omand et al., 2017, both in this issue). 4. Surface Velocity Program (SVP) drifter deployed in the Gulf Stream (photo courtesy of Luca Centurioni, Scripps Institution of Oceanography). 5. Air-Launched Autonomous Micro Observer (ALAMO) being loaded into the launch tube of a Hurricane Hunter C-130J (photo courtesy of Maj. Marnee Losurdo, USAFR; see Jayne and Bogue, 2017, in this issue). 6. Seaglider in the waters off the Maldives (photo courtesy of Luc Rainville, University of Washington). 7. Surface Wave Instrument Float with Tracking (SWIFT) in the Arctic (photo courtesy of Jim Thomson, University of Washington). 8. Drone footage of the Robotic Oceanographic Surface Sampler (ROSS) near a glacier in Alaska (photo courtesy of David Sutherland, University of Oregon; see Nash et al., 2017, in this issue). 9. ALAMO float in the water off Miami (photo courtesy of Robert Todd, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution).
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Volume 30 Issue 02

Autonomous Instruments Significantly Expand Ocean Observing: An Introduction to the Special Issue
By Craig M. Lee, Theresa Paluszkiewicz , Daniel L. Rudnick, Melissa M. Omand, and Robert E. Todd

The Argo Program: Present and Future
By Steven R. Jayne , Dean Roemmich , Nathalie Zilberman , Stephen C. Riser , Kenneth S. Johnson , Gregory C. Johnson , and Stephen R. Piotrowicz

Air-Deployable Profiling Floats
By Steven R. Jayne and Neil M. Bogue

Looking Ahead: A Profiling Float Micro-Rosette
By Philip Bresnahan, Todd Martz, Joao de Almeida, Brian Ward , and Paul Maguire

ASIP: Profiling the Upper Ocean
By Anneke ten Doeschate, Graig Sutherland, Leonie Esters, Danielle Wain, Kieran Walesby, and Brian Ward

A New Technology for Continuous Long-Range Tracking of Fish and Lobster
By Thomas Rossby, Godi Fischer, and Melissa M. Omand

Autonomous Multi-Platform Observations During the Salinity Processes in the Upper-ocean Regional Study
By Eric J. Lindstrom, Andrey Y. Shcherbina, Luc Rainville, J. Thomas Farrar, Luca R. Centurioni, Shenfu Dong , Eric A. D’Asaro , Charles Eriksen, David M. Fratantoni, Benjamin A. Hodges, Verena Hormann, William S. Kessler, Craig M. Lee, Stephen C. Riser , Louis St. Laurent, and Denis L. Volkov

Multi-Month Dissipation Estimates Using Microstructure from Autonomous Underwater Gliders
By Luc Rainville, Jason I. Gobat, Craig M. Lee, and Geoffrey B. Shilling

KAUST’s Red Sea Observing System
By Burton H. Jones and Yasser Kattan

An Autonomous Approach to Observing the Seasonal Ice Zone in the Western Arctic
By Craig M. Lee, Jim Thomson, The Marginal Ice Zone Team, and The Arctic Sea State Team

On the Benefit of Current and Future ALPS Data for Improving Arctic Coupled Ocean-Sea Ice State Estimation
By An T. Nguyen, Victor Ocaña, Vikram Garg, Patrick Heimbach, John M. Toole, Richard A. Krishfield , Craig M. Lee, and Luc Rainville

Northern Arabian Sea Circulation-Autonomous Research (NASCar): A Research Initiative Based on Autonomous Sensors
By Luca Centurioni , Verena Hormann, Lynne D. Talley , Isabella Arzeno, Lisa Beal, Michael Caruso, Patrick Conry, Rosalind Echols, Harindra J.S. Fernando, Sarah N. Giddings, Arnold Gordon, Hans Graber, Ramsey R. Harcourt, Steven R. Jayne , Tommy G. Jensen , Craig M. Lee , Pierre F.J. Lermusiaux, Pierre L’Hegaret , Andrew J. Lucas, Amala Mahadevan, Julie L. McClean, Geno Pawlak , Luc Rainville, Stephen C. Riser , Hyodae Seo, Andrey Y. Shcherbina , Eric Skyllingstad , Janet Sprintall , Bulusu Subrahmanyam , Eric Terrill , Robert E. Todd, Corinne Trott , Hugo N. Ulloa, and He Wang

Ocean Glider Observations Around Australia
By Charitha Pattiaratchi, L. Mun Woo, Paul G. Thomson, Kah Kiat Hong, and Dennis Stanley

Autonomous and Lagrangian Ocean Observations for Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Studies and Forecasts
By Gustavo J. Goni, Robert E. Todd, Steven R. Jayne, George Halliwell , Scott Glenn , Jili Dong, Ruth Curry, Ricardo Domingues, Francis Bringas, Luca Centurioni , Steven F. DiMarco , Travis Miles, Julio Morell , Luis Pomales, Hyun-Sook Kim , Pelle E. Robbins, Glen G. Gawarkiewicz, John Wilkin, Joleen Heiderich, Becky Baltes , Joseph J. Cione , Greg Seroka, Kelly Knee, and Elizabeth R. Sanabia

Autonomous CTD Profiling from the Robotic Oceanographic Surface Sampler
By Jonathan D. Nash, June Marion, Nick McComb, Jasmine S. Nahorniak, Rebecca H. Jackson , Corwin Perren, Dylan Winters , Andy Pickering, Jorian Bruslind, Onn Lim Yong , and Sam Jia Khai Lee

Advances in Ecosystem Research: Saildrone Surveys of Oceanography, Fish, and Marine Mammals in the Bering Sea
By Calvin W. Mordy , Edward D. Cokelet, Alex De Robertis, Richard Jenkins , Carey E. Kuhn , Noah Lawrence-Slavas, Catherine L. Berchok , Jessica L. Crance , Jeremy T. Sterling , Jessica N. Cross, Phyllis J. Stabeno , Christian Meinig , Heather M. Tabisola, William Burgess, and Ivar Wangen

Ocean Wave Energy for Long Endurance, Broad Bandwidth Ocean Monitoring
By Andrew J. Lucas, Robert Pinkel, and Matthew Alford

Marine Mammals Exploring the Oceans Pole to Pole: A Review of the MEOP Consortium
By Anne M. Treasure, Fabien Roquet, Isabelle J. Ansorge, Marthán N. Bester, Lars Boehme, Horst Bornemann , Jean-Benoît Charrassin, Damien Chevallier, Daniel P. Costa , Mike A. Fedak , Christophe Guinet, Mike O. Hammill , Robert G. Harcourt , Mark A. Hindell, Kit M. Kovacs , Mary-Anne Lea, Phil Lovell , Andrew D. Lowther, Christian Lydersen, Trevor McIntyre, Clive R. McMahon, Mônica M.C. Muelbert, Keith Nicholls, Baptiste Picard, Gilles Reverdin, Andrew W. Trites, Guy D. Williams, and P.J. Nico de Bruyn

Ocean Observations Using Tagged Animals
By Fabien Roquet, Lars Boehme , Mike A. Fedak, Barbara Block, Jean-Benoit Charrassin, Daniel Costa, Luis A. Hückstädt, Christophe Guinet, Robert G. Harcourt , Mark A. Hindell , Clive R. McMahon, and Bill Woodward

Do Southern Elephant Seals Behave Like Weather Buoys?
By Dorian Cazau, Cédric Pradalier, Julien Bonnel , and Christophe Guinet

Project Recover: Extending the Applications of Unmanned Platforms and Autonomy to Support Underwater MIA Searches
By Eric J. Terrill , Mark A. Moline , Patrick J. Scannon, Eric Gallimore, Travis Schramek, Andy Nager , Robert Hess, Megan Cimino , Patrick L. Colin , Andrew Pietruszka, and Mark R. Anderson

Satellites to Seafloor: Toward Fully Autonomous Ocean Sampling
By Andrew F. Thompson, Yi Chao, Steve Chien, James Kinsey , M. Mar Flexas, Zachary K. Erickson , John Farrara, David Fratantoni, Andrew Branch, Selina Chu , Martina Troesch , Brian Claus, and James Kepper

Optimal Planning and Sampling Predictions for Autonomous and Lagrangian Platforms and Sensors in the Northern Arabian Sea
By Pierre F.J. Lermusiaux, Patrick J. Haley Jr., Sudip Jana, Abhinav Gupta, Chinmay S. Kulkarni, Chris Mirabito, Wael Hajj Ali, Deepak N. Subramani, Arkopal Dutt, Jing Lin, Andrey Y. Shcherbina, Craig M. Lee, and Avijit Gangopadhyay


Ambient Sound at Challenger Deep, Mariana Trench
By Robert P. Dziak, Joseph H. Haxel , Haruyoshi Matsumoto, Tai-Kwan Lau , Sara Heimlich , Sharon Nieukirk , David K. Mellinger, James Osse, Christian Meinig , Nicholas Delich, and Scott Stalin

Two-Stage Exams: A Powerful Tool for Reducing the Achievement Gap in Undergraduate Oceanography and Geology Classes
By Barbara C. Bruno, Jennifer Engels, Garrett Ito , Jeffrey Gillis-Davis, Henrietta Dulai, Glenn Carter, Charles Fletcher , and Daniela Böttjer-Wilson


TRIBUTE • A Tribute to Mike Storms: August 30, 1947–May 6, 2017
By Brad Clement, Mitch Malone, Peggy Delaney, Rick Murray, Larry Mayer, Peter deMenocal, and Ken Miller

HANDS-ON OCEANOGRAPHY • Observing the Ocean with Gliders: Techniques for Data Visualization and Analysis
By Christine E. Hanson , L. Mun Woo , Paul G. Thomson, and Charitha B. Pattiaratchi

CAREER PROFILES • Options and Insights
Career profiles—Options and insights. 2017. Oceanography 30(2):230–232.

Special Issue Guest Editors

Craig Lee, University of Washington
Melissa Omand, University of Rhode Island
Terri Paluszkiewicz, Office of Naval Research
Dan Rudnick, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Robert Todd, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Production of this issue of Oceanography was supported by the Office of Naval Research through a grant to Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego.