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Planning a multibeam sonar survey at Southern Hydrate Ridge (SHR), during the Visions’13 cruise onboard the R/V Thompson in 2013. Time series observations of methane bubble plume variability were collected between ROV dives and led to improved understanding of subseafloor fluid transport pathways beneath SHR. (Image credit: Ed McNichol)

[Early Career Highlight] – Brendan Philip – From a life on the sea surface to exploration of the seafloor

“It’s a 25-year program and you have committed to sailing every year to service your arrays,” says Philip, “that is a tremendous opportunity for students and researchers on board to do research that leverages the OOI instrumentation. The OOI is more than just data streaming to shore, it is also about the additional science you […]

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Join Us at the OOI Deep Ocean Observing Workshop

On August 27-29, 2018, an Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Deep Ocean Observing Workshop will be held in Seattle, WA. This workshop will provide an interdisciplinary forum to develop deep ocean science questions and identify societal needs that could be addressed using the existing OOI infrastructure. The workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to gather […]

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Collaborations across the North Atlantic – Reflections on the 2017 Irminger Sea Regional Science Workshop

Late last year, more than 30 researchers from countries spanning the Atlantic met in Southampton, UK at the National Oceanography Centre to foster coordination of research efforts focused on the Irminger Sea region. Of central importance to the workshop was to bring in young investigators. “The Irminger Sea workshop provided me with an incredibly valuable […]

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Join us in the Oceanhackweek 2018 to explore Data Science in Oceanography!

Please join us at the Oceanhackweek 2018, August 20-24, 2018, at the University of Washington, Seattle, in collaboration with the UW eScience Institute. This 5-day hands-on workshop is aimed at exploring, creating and promoting effective computation and analysis workflows for large and complex oceanographic data. The focus will be on data provided by the National […]

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[Science Highlight] Nature Climate Change Article Highlights OOI Irminger Sea Data

Check out the recently published paper in Nature Climate Change focusing on the Irminger Sea: Increased risk of a shutdown of ocean convection posed by warm North Atlantic summers Marilena Oltmanns*, Johannes Karstensen and Jürgen Fischer Abstract: A shutdown of ocean convection in the subpolar North Atlantic, triggered by enhanced melting over Greenland, is regarded […]

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OOI FB Ocean Sciences Meeting Town Hall

(Repost from OOIFB.org) The National Science Foundation’s Ocean Observatories Initiative Facility Board (OOIFB) hosted a Town Hall on February 13th at the recent 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting in Portland, OR. The room was overflowing with more than 80 members of the community attending the session as well as those joining via web conference. The OOIFB […]

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