BioSWOT-Med cruise : Interview with Sven Gastauer

The Zooglider


In the BioSWOT-Med campaign, Sven Gastauer is in charge of Zooglider, a specialized glider to study mesozooplankton. He describes its functioning, the different instruments mounted on it, and the large range of data that can be gathered.


Zooglider with Jeff Sherman, Mark Ohman, Sven Gastauer (left to right) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography


THE INSTRUMENTS OF OCEANOGRAPHERS –  Sven Gastauer is a senior acoustic scientist at the Thünen Institute for Sea Fisheries, Germany, and holds a visiting scholar position at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (University of California San Diego), USA. In the BioSWOT-Med campaign he is charge of Zooglider, a specialised glider, to study mesozooplankton.


Contact: Tosca Ballerini


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Zooglider under water


Sven Gastauer and Zooglider.

It is possible to follow Zooglider in real time trough a public website.