Top Menu

Author Archive | Leslie Smith

OOI Construction and Data Status Update: December 31, 2015

On Dec. 13, the OOI launched its new website and made all OOI Cruise Data available to the public.  Key resources on the new website include the OOI Data page detailing individual data tools, data products, and quality control information; the Researchers page where scientists can learn more about submitting OOI-related proposals, science workshops, and the observation and sampling […]

Continue Reading

OOI Construction and Data Status Update: December 2, 2015

Fall 2015 marked the completion of the build and deployment phase of all OOI marine infrastructure, including 7 arrays, 59 instrumented sites, 36 mobile assets, and over 800 instruments. The OOI Cyberinfrastructure system handles observatory mission command and control, management of data streams, and facilitates data download via an online user interface. The COL team has been […]

Continue Reading
Satellite imagery shows the exchange of warm core ring water (red) with the colder continental shelf waters (blue). Satellite imagery, however, could not help scientists determine the underlying process for the warm water intrusion; instead they used data from ocean robots or “gliders” recently installed off the coast of Massachusetts. The scientists have dubbed the events “Pinocchio’s Nose Intrusions” (PNI) because the warm intruding water continues to ‘grow’ for hundreds of miles, moving in the opposite direction from the northward movement of the Gulf Stream. (Illustration by Jack Cook, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

Gulf Stream Ring Water Intrudes onto Continental Shelf Like “Pinocchio’s Nose”

Ocean robots installed off the coast of Massachusetts have helped scientists understand a previously unknown process by which warm Gulf Stream water and colder waters of the continental shelf exchange. The process occurs when offshore waters, originating in the tropics, intrude onto the Mid-Atlantic Bight shelf and meet the waters originating in regions near the […]

Continue Reading
Secretary of State John Kerry

[OOI IN THE NEWS] OOI Highlighted in Secretary Kerry’s Remarks at Our Ocean 2015 Conference

The second annual Our Ocean 2015 Conference was held in in Valparaiso, Chile on October 5-6, 2015.  This year, more than 400 leaders dedicated to protecting the ocean participated in the conference with the goal for each to commit to concrete actions to protect ocean areas and marine resources. Secretary of State John Kerry gave opening remarks at the conference alongside of the […]

Continue Reading
Satellite imagery shows the exchange of warm core ring water (red) with the colder continental shelf waters (blue). Satellite imagery, however, could not help scientists determine the underlying process for the warm water intrusion; instead they used data from ocean robots or “gliders” recently installed off the coast of Massachusetts. The scientists have dubbed the events “Pinocchio’s Nose Intrusions” (PNI) because the warm intruding water continues to ‘grow’ for hundreds of miles, moving in the opposite direction from the northward movement of the Gulf Stream. (Illustration by Jack Cook, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

[OOI IN THE NEWS] Gulf Stream Ring Water Intrudes Onto Continental Shelf Like ‘Pinocchio’s Nose’

Ocean robots installed off the coast of Massachusetts have helped scientists understand a previously unknown process by which warm Gulf Stream water and colder waters of the continental shelf exchange. (From Eurekalert.org) — The process occurs when offshore waters, originating in the tropics, intrude onto the Mid-Atlantic Bight shelf and meet the waters originating in […]

Continue Reading