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OOI Update – Spring 2017

Letter from the Director OOI User Community and Colleagues, It’s been a while since we’ve reached out to you all with a formal update, and I’m very pleased to be able to lead off this new update with my take on the very busy end of 2016 and opening months of 2017. Let’s start with […]

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During the workshop, attendees received a tour of the NAVO glider operations facility

OOI Operations Manager Attends US Glider Workshop

In January, the OOI Operations Manager, Thomas Wims, attended the two-day US Underwater Glider Workshop at the INFINITY Space Center in Mississippi, hosted by the Interagency ocean Observation Committee (IOOC). Over 90 people were in attendance from approximately 40 organizations representing universities, federal government agencies, nonprofits, industry, and the US Navy. The focus of the […]

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Membership of Inaugural OOI Facility Board (OOIFB)

Dear Colleagues: The Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently requested nominations, including self-nominations, for inaugural Members to serve on the newly established “Ocean Observatories Initiative Facility Board” (OOIFB). The OOIFB will provide input and guidance regarding the management and operation of the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). OCE’s request for […]

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OOI Global Ocean Observing System Webinar: Video Posted

Last month Greg Ulses, Director of the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI), gave an overview presentation of the OOI to an international audience as part of the ongoing GOOS Webinar series. The discussion focused on describing the OOI infrastructure, data access, and opportunities for national and international engagement and collaboration. If you missed the event, download […]

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Workshops for Undergraduate Professors – Bringing the OOI into the Classroom

Utilizing high volumes of data for research and education increases both opportunities and challenges to analyzing and synthesizing these data into scientific understanding. We are pleased to offer two workshops that explore the unprecedented opportunities to engage undergraduate learners in authentic data experiences using real-world data sets, models, and simulations from the OOI. Chemistry and […]

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The HD camera (orange triangular frame) images the 14 ft-tall actively venting hot spring deposit ‘Mushroom’ located within the caldera for Axial Seamount. The vent rests on an old lava flow. Radiating cracks in the  flow are filled with white bacterial mats and small tube worms, marking sites of diffusely flowing fluids that issue from the fractures in the basalt. The 3-D temperature array in the background encloses a tube worm bush, sending 24 temperature measurements live to shore every second. Photo Credit: NSF-OOI/UW/CSSF; Dive R1730; V14

Axial Seamount Hydrothermal Vent Time-Lapse Videos

Undergraduate students at Rutgers University have used still frames extracted from the HD Video camera (CAMHD) to compile time-lapse videos of the hydrothermal vent, under the direction of the OOI Data Team. There are 7 biological scenes of interest, captured during the pan/zoom routine of each video. The students are helping produce metadata by time-stamping […]

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Update: Winter 2017 Staff Consultations

Upcoming Coastal and Global Arrays Webinar The CGSN and EA teams will host a Webinar Tues. Jan. 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm ET to present an overview of the Coastal Pioneer, uncabled Coastal Endurance and Global Array designs. This will include the configuration of the Arrays, descriptions of the various platforms, and engineering details including […]

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NSF Announcement: OOI Facility Board

The Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) requests nominations, including self-nominations, for inaugural Members to serve on the newly established “Ocean Observatories Initiative Facility Board” (OOIFB). The OOIFB will provide independent input and guidance regarding the management and operation of the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). All such input and guidance […]

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OOI Activities at 2016 AGU Meeting

OOI Town Hall TUESDAY, December 13, 2016: 6:15 – 7:15 PM, Moscone West, Room 2008 Utilizing Online Streaming Data from the National Science Foundation’s Ocean Observatories Initiative In January 2016, the NSF-funded Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) went operational with online streaming data freely accessible by login. Over the year, the scientific community downloaded terabytes of […]

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