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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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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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[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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Axial Seamount Earthquake Catalog
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New Community Tool – Near Real Time Earthquake Catalog

A new Community Tool, created by Dr. William Wilcock of the University of Washington, in collaboration with Drs. Maya Tolstoy and Felix Waldhauser of Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, provides near-real time documentation of earthquakes on the Axial Seamount using OOI seismometer data. The OOI Cabled Array spans the Juan de Fuca tectonic […]

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