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[OOI IN THE NEWS] Oregon State University Scientists Plug Into Undersea Circuitry To Sense And Analyze The Mysteries Of The Ocean

The Oregon shelf surface mooring is lowered to the water using the R/V Oceanus ship's crane. (photo courtesy of Oregon State University)

(Click to enlarge) The Oregon shelf surface mooring is lowered to the water using the R/V Oceanus ship’s crane. (photo courtesy of Oregon State University)

The OOI Endurance Array and the scientists from Oregon State University, in charge of its development and construction, were recently profiled in the Oregon-based Register Guard.

(From The Register Guard / by Diane Dietz) — Scientists the world over are about to experience an explosive growth of data coming from the ocean off the Pacific Northwest coast.

The University of Washington laid the foundation for the “Endurance Array” in the last four years by installing 575 miles of electrical/communications cable under the seabed across the continental shelf off shore at Newport and at Grays Harbor, Wash.

Oregon State University then attached cables — with sensors that test the water column — and a half-dozen high tech buoys that sense and communicate an abundance of chemical, biological and mechanical information.

Read the full article here: http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/33270700-75/story.csp