The Coastal Endurance Washington Offshore Profiler Mooring is located on the Continental Slope, approximately 550 meters deep. The Continental Shelf-Slope area off the Washington coast is a highly productive, dynamic upwelling environment. Upwelling brings nutrients to the surface sparking primary production and fueling the food web. In recent years, upwelling has also brought onto the shelf hypoxic, low oxygen, waters that can be harmful to organisms in the area. By sampling in this area, the OOI seeks to gain better insight into upwelling dynamics of this system.
Like other Coastal Profiler Moorings, the Endurance Washington Offshore Profiler Mooring contains a Wire-Following Profiler that houses instruments. The Wire-Following Profiler moves through the water column along the mooring riser, continuously sampling ocean characteristics over a specified depth interval (15 meters below sea surface to 3 m above the bottom).
This site includes following instruments. To learn more about an instrument type, select its name on the left. To see the relevant data streams for a particular instrument, select the instrument code in the first column which will take you to the OOI Data Portal.
|Make & Model|
|CE09OSPM-SBS01-01-MOPAK0000||0m||Surface Buoy||3-Axis Motion Pack (MOPAK0)||MicroStrain - 3DM-GX3-25|
|CE09OSPM-SBS01-00-STCENG000||0m||Surface Buoy||Platform Controller (STCENG)||WHOI - Sensor and Telemetry Controller|
|CE09OSPM-WFP01-01-VEL3DK000||15 to 540 meters||Wire-Following Profiler||3-D Single Point Velocity Meter (VEL3DK)||Nortek - Aquadopp II|
|CE09OSPM-WFP01-04-FLORTK000||15 to 540 meters||Wire-Following Profiler||3-Wavelength Fluorometer (FLORTK)||WET Labs - ECO Triplet|
|CE09OSPM-WFP01-03-CTDPFK000||15 to 540 meters||Wire-Following Profiler||CTD (CTDPFK)||Sea-Bird - SBE 52MP|
|CE09OSPM-WFP01-02-DOFSTK000||15 to 540 meters||Wire-Following Profiler||Dissolved Oxygen (DOFSTK)||Sea-Bird - SBE 43F|
|CE09OSPM-WFP01-05-PARADK000||15 to 540 meters||Wire-Following Profiler||Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PARADK)||Biospherical Instruments - QSP-2200|
|CE09OSPM-WFP01-00-WFPENG000||15 to 540 meters||Wire-Following Profiler||Profiler Controller (WFPENG)||McLane - MMP|