Monitoring Oceanographic Situations           

Company Headquarters: Falmouth, Massachusetts USA
Facility: 26,000 sq. ft.
Founded: 1981
Core Capabilities: designs and manufacturers scientific instruments for oceanographic research and monitoring.
Website: www.webbresearch.com

 


Teledyne Webb Research designs and manufactures scientific instruments for oceanographic research and monitoring. Teledyne Webb Research specializes in three areas of ocean instrumentation:           

  • Neutrally buoyant, autonomous drifters and profilers
  • Autonomous underwater gliding vehicles
  • Moored underwater sound sources

Water Quality Products/Capabilities include:

A glider is an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) driven by a buoyancy engine capable of long-term deployment for measuring oceanographic parameters.

The Slocum Glider is a uniquely mobile network component capable of moving to specific locations and depths and occupying controlled spatial and temporal grids. Driven in a sawtooth vertical profile by variable buoyancy, the glider moves both horizontally and vertically.

The long-range and duration capabilities of Slocum gliders make them ideally suited for subsurface sampling at the regional scale. Carrying a wide variety of sensors, they can be programmed to patrol for weeks at a time, surfacing to transmit their data to shore while downloading new instructions at regular intervals, realizing a substantial cost savings compared to traditional surface ships.