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The R/V Neil Armstrong, moments before reaching her new home dock location for the first time.  Photo Credit: Gary Cook

Welcome Aboard the R/V Neil Armstrong

Welcome the newest member of the nation’s research vessel fleet, the R/V Neil Armstrong! Christened after the legendary explorer Neil Armstrong, the new ship will seek to follow his legacy of exploration and scientific discovery. Capable of ranging up to 11,500 nautical miles, the Neil Armstrong is 238 feet long, is equipped with two full-sized […]

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OOI Monthly Update – March 2016

Letter from the Director OOI User Community and Colleagues, Welcome to this inaugural edition of our OOI Monthly Newsletter. I hope that you all will enjoy it as much and find it as useful as I did! As you’ll see in this edition the OOI Team remains hard at work. Our primary focus remains completing […]

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Call For Assistance from OOI Sensor Subject Matter Experts

1. OOI is requesting assistance from OOI sensor Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who are interested in supporting an ongoing effort to evaluate and validate OOI data streams and instruments using raw data streams from OOI instruments. This call is designed to evaluate existing data to supplement existing evaluation and validation activities (OOI Quality Control Protocols […]

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Ocean Sciences 2016 Meeting OOI Activities

The OOI team is gearing up for the 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting Feb. 21-24 in New Orleans, LA. We look forward to connecting with you all at the conference and have planned a number of informational exchange opportunities. In addition to numerous posters and presentations (schedule to be posted next week!), swing by the OOI […]

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OOI Status Update: March 5, 2016

Letter from the Director OOI User Community and Colleagues, This week’s report will highlight the great work done by our CI and Data Teams, and provide you all with a sense what’s coming online and available for you on the data portal.  I came away from a week at the Ocean Sciences Meeting with a […]

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Coastal & Global Array Overview Webinar March 3rd

Date: Thursday, March 3rd Time: 3:30pm Eastern/12:30pm Pacific The CGSN and EA teams will host a Webinar Thursday, March 3rd at 3:30 pm ET to present an overview of the Coastal Pioneer, uncabled Coastal Endurance and Global Array infrastructure. This is will cover the configuration of the Array, descriptions of the various platforms, and engineering […]

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OOI Status Update: February 12, 2016

OOI User Community and Colleagues, My name is Greg Ulses, and I’m the newly-appointed Program Director for OOI at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership.  I’m very excited about assuming this new role, and I’m very optimistic about OOI and its prospects and potential in 2016 and beyond.  It seems I’m arriving onboard at a very […]

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National Science Foundation Dear Colleague Letter: February 9, 2016

This week, the Ocean Sciences Division of the National Science Foundation (NSF/OCE) released an important update on OOI. As part of a previously planned and anticipated series of events connected with the transition of OOI from construction to operations NSF/OCE will carry out a recompetition to manage and operate the Ocean Observatories Initiative. Details below. […]

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OOI Status Update: January 29, 2016

The CI Team is completing testing of a series of software patches to the data ingestion and processing software that will improve the responsiveness of the OOINet interface as well as its ability to generate data products. These patches will be integrated into the live system during Monday’s regularly scheduled 4-5pm ET update. On Monday, […]

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