China’s underwater Glider completes Indian Ocean mission

Issue: 1 / 2018

Xinhua News Agency has reported that China’s independently-developed underwater glider, Haiyi, which means ‘sea wings’ in Chinese, has successfully completed a scientific observation in the Indian Ocean, between December 11, 2017, and January 2, 2018, marking the first time that the country’s indigenous underwater glider was used in this ocean. The mission was meant to observe the interaction between global climate change and marine conditions, Yu Jiancheng, a research fellow at the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Shenyang Institute of Automation, the glider’s developer, was quoted as saying by Xinhua.