Help Support the Global Challenger Glider Initiative
RU COOL was issued, in December 2009, a challenge to build a global network and community of glider operators to improve our understanding of a changing ocean. This effort, known as the Challenger Glider Mission, is a historic initiative to deploy and then have undergraduate students operate a globally coordinated expedition to sample Earth's oceans. This effort is dedicated to first modern oceanography expedition, which the historic 1872 voyage of the HMS Challenger. 140 years later, RU COOL is now focused on building a global network of gliders to understand a changing global ocean. We ask you to join to conduct the Challenger Mission.