The authors wish to thank Christoph Waldmann from MARUM, Germany, and Chuanlun Zhang from the University of Georgia for their constructive comments while writing this paper; and the authors also feel grateful to other members of our research group for their help in designing and developing the remote control solution for ECSSOS. The study for this paper was funded by the 2009 Research Program of Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai (09DZ1201000), 2010 Key Research Program of Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai (10DZ1210500), Charity Project of State Oceanic Administration (201105030), and the National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (2012AA09A407).
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