All attendees were encouraged to produce a white paper on a topic of their choosing that is relevant to the ALPS-II mission:
- To survey progress in autonomous platforms and sensors for ocean research since the original ALPS meeting 13 years ago
- To assess future prospects and challenges
The scientific application, technical development, and operations and management of ALPS are of interest.
The objective of soliciting white papers is to allow all participants to provide background material and new directions and perspectives on topics that they represent at the meeting. Ideally the white papers will be forward looking and identify new opportunities or directions in the use or development of autonomous platforms and sensors.
Bogue and Maas | MRV Systems: Marine Robotic Vehicles
Centurioni and Lumpkin | The Global Drifter Program: Evolution, Current Status, Impacts, and Future Directions
Clayson et al. | Observing Air-Sea Exchange with a Free-Drifting SPAR Buoy
Davis et al. | Thoughts on Second Generation Gliders
Jayne | Air Deployable Profiling Floats
Johnson | RBR: Sensor Innovation
Nguyen et al. | Arctic Argo-Type Floats: The Needs, Potentials, and Challenges
Roemmich and Zilberman | The Deep Argo Program: Broad-Scale Sampling of the Full Ocean Water Column
Roquet et al. | In Situ Observations Using Tagged Animals
Toole et al. | Autonomous Observation of the Polar Oceans Below Sea Ice
White | The EU BRIDGES glider project