Finally!!! After 6 (nonconsecutive) months at sea, Silbo has finally reached the western boarder of the spanish ROM data! This means we now have access to forecasts of up to 72-96 hrs in the future of ocean conditions with resolution up to 2 km^2
This data will prove to be very useful over the next month as Silbo makes his way to the Canaries and for future missions. We all look forward to utilizing the 96 hour forecast as it will easily revolutionize how we pilot gliders from a reaction based system to an attack system where we can see what will happen up to 4 days ahead of time and use that to make piloting decisions.
Nilsen Strandskov & Antonio Ramos