Spotlight Sumatra

Illustration of waveglider motion
Testing the Potential of Wave Gliders for Ocean Exploration and Seafloor Geodesy in SE Asia

We are developing geophysical marine robots to probe the deformation of the seafloor. The end goal is to extend geodetic measurements offshore to better understand earthquakes, tectonic processes and tsunami hazards.

There is a seismic gap on the Sunda megathrust at the latitude of the Mentawai Islands, exposing the area, including the large city of Padang, to seismic and... read more