Gliders Recovery with a Rescue Parachute

One of our gliders in the rescue parachute. Photo: Julia Wenzel.

By Anne-Sophie Fortin

We returned where we investigated an eddy last week to recover our two gliders that have been collecting data since then. Because of the strong winds, low visibility, and high waves, we could not use the Zodiac to recover the gliders this time. Thus, a “rescue parachute”, originally designed to rescue a person that would have fallen off the vessel, has been used for the gliders’ recovery.

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