On August 21, the path of totality of the “Eclipse Across America” will pass directly over two OOI Coastal Endurance Array Surface Moorings. These moorings will “see” the eclipse minutes before it is seen from the mainland.
The Axial Seamount Biology Catalog is a collection of stunning video and still imagery obtained during the Construction and Operation and Maintenance phases of the OOI Cabled Array spanning 2011 to 2016. The catalog currently contains 39 unique faunal entries, 63 videos, and 62 images.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution recently published a video highlighting how data from the Pioneer Array is helping research explore life on the Continental Shelf off the coast of New England. Check out the full story here.
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 […]
This report summarizes discussions from a mini-workshop held after the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Natural Gas Hydrates March 4-5, 2016. The workshop was focused on opportunities presented by the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Cabled Array at Southern Hydrate Ridge. Further information on the conference can be found on the conference website. Download the full […]
The University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) hosted a recent workshop in Portland, OR focused on the current and future science that can be addressed by the extensive OOI infrastructure operational in the Northeast Pacific.
In July, the OOI CGSN operations team completed another “refresh” of the Pioneer glider fleet. The nominal lifetime for OOI coastal gliders (battery limited) is 90 days. The fleet is refreshed by recovery of exhausted gliders and deployment of refurbished gliders with fresh batteries. The Coastal Pioneer Array is designed to have 6 Coastal Gliders […]
Because of the great diversity of the sensor types deployed by the OOI, it is understood that the familiarity and knowledge of the OOI program scientists and the data team members may not be sufficient to fully investigate and evaluate all types of data being collected. In order to validate the data from these instruments, […]
(From EOS, 97) By Robinson W. Fulweiler, Glen Gawakiewicz, and Kristen A. Davis The coastal ocean provides critical services that yield both ecological and economic benefits. Its dynamic nature, however, makes it a most challenging environment to study. Recently, a better understanding of the coupled physical, chemical, geological, and biological processes that characterize the coastal […]
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 […]