AUV field trials and WaveGlider training at sea
Parts of the team continued to work thru the May 1st holiday. On Friday the 2nd, we continued tests of communications and AUV operations at the Porto harbor in Leixoes while tags continued to be potted in the lab back at FEUP.
Simultaneaously the small group of Joao Fortuna, Ricardo (Joel) Gomes and Artur Zolich (NTNU) were trained on WaveGlider (WG) operations. They were also expected to go out in the morning and figure out how to launch and recover the WG. However, a hitch with the Diplodus's crane led to a lack of training in the morning; the Diplodus crew however managed to get things back under control and late afternoon, she set sail from Olhão harbor with the WG onboard. Fortuna and Joel were then trained out at sea (in calm waters) by Ryan Carlon of Liquid Robotics. Thanks to LRI!