On the last full day of ADEON Cruise IV aboard the R/V Neil Armstrong, the science party is busy with all that can be done in preparation for demobilization the following day. Many attend to work emails as they get ready to return to their respective universities. While science operations may be secured, news of a wayward Ocean Observatories Initiative autonomous glider reached the crew and a recovery operation was launched. These operations are so typical they almost seem mundane; truthfully, there’s nothing mundane about recovering this important and expensive piece of machinery. Safely on board, the glider will be returned to Woods Hole where it can be serviced and released for further exploration.

Recovery of glider.  Photo credit: Joe Warren.


Dylan Wilford (UNH Graduate Student)