The Underwater Glider User Group was established succeeding the U.S. Underwater Glider Workshop in January 2017.

The overarching goal of an Underwater Glider User Group is to establish a forum that encourages sharing and cooperation in the following areas:

  • Share experiences related to glider and glider sensor technology
  • Communicate the most recent science and monitoring objectives accomplished using gliders
  • Share approaches to logistical and operational challenges
  • Compare approaches to glider data handling, including quality control, formats, and distribution
  • Provide a means for ongoing communication about opportunities and needs for gliders
  • Collect, develop, vet and communicate recommendations on best practices to a growing glider community and a developing national glider network.