Mission #63 (OTN201)

  • Battery: 11.1005 -> 10.1485 V
  • AmpHrs: 118.699
  • LeakDetect: OK
  • Vacuum: 8.5605 inHg

Mission Diagnostics Page

Mission ran from (2016-07-24 13:56:00 til 2016-10-08 07:00:00)
Posted By:
acomeau @
2016-07-25 01:09:33
OTN201 was deployed off of Cap d'Espoire (Gaspésie, QC) on 2016-Jul-25, 13:56:03 UTC at 48 20.2785 N, 64 10.5254 W by Sue and Kat. The primary goal for this mission is to patrol the southern section of the GOSL to look for whales with a DMON. The glider is also equipped with a VMT, x2 eco-pucks (that measure chl, cdom fluorescence and 4 wavelengths of backscattering), and a 4 wavelength irradiance sensor.
acomeau @
2016-07-25 18:45:59
It was having a hard time getting to the first waypoint so I uploaded a new first waypoint that is further East in an attempt to move the glider further away from the Baie des Chaleurs. The surfacing interval remains every two hours while we make sure it can make it East.
acomeau @
2016-07-26 15:42:11
2016-07-26: 14:51, I updated the tbdlist.dat and goto_l10.ma and restarted the mission. I took out the eastern waypoint and have the glider heading to its southern waypoint now. I left the surfacing interval at 2 hours until we confirm that the science variables are as they should be.
acomeau @
2016-07-27 16:47:40
2016-07-26 17:45, The surfacing interval was changed from 2 to 4 hours.
acomeau @
2016-07-31 18:50:30
Since we are having a hard time fighting this S current, I'm sending the glider to 48° 24.966'N, 62° 50.951'W in an attempt to get out of this current. I'll send it back to its original wpt once the currents look better.
slorsa @
2016-08-04 04:02:33
2016-08-03 21:35:59, currents better, sent glider back to original waypoint (WP2).
kfupsova @
2016-08-08 14:20:23
2016-08-08 14:15 Updated waypoints, new sequence (WP: 1, 3, 4, 5...)
acomeau @
2016-09-13 14:22:59
2016-09-13 14:21UTC - The glider was having a hard time making it to waypoint 6 (47 27.7558'N, 63 00'W so I sent it to waypoint 7 (48 19.9'N, 62 11.0'W).
acomeau @
2016-09-14 16:33:02
The glider aborted today around 09:14UTC due to a SYSTEM_ERROR(): timestamp in future. It then also aborted initial.mi (we got an e-mail from this abort). This abort happens occasionally. I restarted the mission.
acomeau @
2016-09-23 14:08:34
The shelf sampling is complete, and now the glider is on its transit through the Cabot Straight. The waypoints were adjusted slightly today.
acomeau @
2016-09-23 14:08:35
The shelf sampling is complete, and now the glider is on its transit through the Cabot Straight. The waypoints were adjusted slightly today.
acomeau @
2016-09-30 18:20:44
2016-09-29 16:03 UTC, The waypoint file was set to go to next wpt after last achieved.
acomeau @
2016-09-30 18:22:09
2016-09-29 16:03 UTC, The top of the yo was set to 10 m instead of 8 m because of increased shipping traffic.
acomeau @
2016-10-08 13:47:58
2016-10-08, Setting the top of the yo back to 8 meters since we made it past the high traffic part of the Cabot Straight. I've also enabled the science and DMON files to be sent at the surface. These changes will start at the next surfacing.

Latest Mission Data


Pot. Density


Chl a from Fluorescence


Backscattering @ 660 nm

Backscattering @ 880 nm