The Ocean Observatories Initiative uses a reference designator to identify a particular instrument that has been deployed as part of a site. The format of a reference designator is:
ARRAY & SUBSITE-NODE-PORT-INSTRUMENT
is translated as:
- CP02PMCI: Coastal Pioneer Central Inshore Profiling Mooring
- WFP01: Wire Following Profiler Number 1
- 03: Port 3 on the WFP node
- CTDPFK000: Profiling Conductivity, Temperature, Depth Instrument, Series K (Sea-Bird SBE 52MP), instrument number 000
For a full list of OOI reference designator codes, go here.