Wave Gliders to Provide Real-Time Weather Data for Hawaii's Legendary Canoe

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By The Maritime Executive 06-15-2017 03:35:09

Liquid Robotics’ Wave Gliders, the world’s most experienced ocean surface robot, is honored to participate in the historic homecoming and celebration for the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s H?k?le?a canoe after its three year, 40,000 nautical miles M?lama Honua voyage. On the final miles of this historic journey, Wave Gliders will provide real-time weather, environmental and navigation data for the H?k?le?a and her sister canoes as they sail into O?ahu, Hawai?i. This data will complement the traditional art and science of Polynesian wayfinding with modern technology for enhanced knowledge and safety.

“Liquid Robotics joins the World community to applaud this historic voyage to spread the ‘lei of hope’ in support of a more sustainable world,” said Roger Hine, co-founder and chief technology officer of Liquid Robotics. “We are committed to doing our part in advancing ocean exploration and observation with our sustainable technology, complementing the traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) of the Polynesian ancestors.”

H?k?le?a’s homecoming celebration includes a three-day M?lama Honua Fair & Summit and H?k?le?a’s Education outreach. Liquid Robotics is honored to speak on the topic of “Community-based natural resource management integrating TEK with green modern technology” and participate in community outreach to foster Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) youth education.

With origins on the Hawai’i Island and the Company’s Engineering & Test Facility in Kawaihae Harbor, these activities complement a history of community partnership and underscore the Company’s dedication and continued support to the local Hawaiian communities, government and academia. Utilizing the wave and solar powered Wave Glider in programs like the Aloha ??ina (“Love of the Land”), enables these organizations to gain the scientific data needed to safeguard their coastlines, environment and ensure sustainability for future generations.

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