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Inshore Surface Mooring (CP03ISSM)

The Pioneer Inshore Surface Mooring is located on the inner Continental Shelf, approximately 90 meters deep. The Continental Shelf-Slope area off the New England coast is a highly productive area and one that is located at a dynamic intersection where ocean currents meet in weather-like “fronts,” and where nutrients, pollutants, and other properties are exchanged between the coast and the deep ocean. Data from the inshore, shelf area help to examine exchanges between the shelf and slope and the shelf ecosystem, as well as provide broader insight into the issues of air-sea gas exchange, including Carbon Dioxide.

Like other Coastal Surface Moorings, the Pioneer Inshore Surface Mooring is specifically designed to examine coastal-scale phenomena and withstand the challenging conditions of shallow coastal environments, including large tidal fluctuations. The Surface Mooring contains instruments attached to a Surface Buoy floating on the sea surface, Near Surface Instrument Frame 7 meters below the surface, and a Seafloor Multi-Function Node (MFN) located on the seafloor. The Surface Buoy provides a platform on which to secure surface instruments above the sea surface, below the sea surface, and across the interface between. Additionally the Surface Buoy contains an antenna to transmit data to shore via satellite.

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Water Depth
92 meters

Site Location
40.36°N, 70.88°W

Instruments

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.

Instrument Depth Node Instrument Series Make & Model
CP03ISSM-SBD11-06-METBKA000 -3m Surface Buoy Bulk Meteorology Instrument Package (METBKA) Star Engineering - ASIMET
CP03ISSM-SBD11-01-MOPAK0000 0m Surface Buoy 3-Axis Motion Pack (MOPAK0) MicroStrain - 3DM-GX3-25
CP03ISSM-SBD11-00-DCLENG000 0m Surface Buoy Data Concentrator Logger (DCL) (DCLENG) WHOI - Data Concentrator Logger
CP03ISSM-SBD12-00-DCLENG000 0m Surface Buoy Data Concentrator Logger (DCL) (DCLENG) WHOI - Data Concentrator Logger
CP03ISSM-SBD11-02-HYDGN0000 0m Surface Buoy Hydrogen Sensor (HYDGN0) RKI Instruments - M2A transmitters
CP03ISSM-SBD12-03-HYDGN0000 0m Surface Buoy Hydrogen Sensor (HYDGN0) RKI Instruments - M2A transmitters
CP03ISSM-SBD12-04-PCO2AA000 0m Surface Buoy pCO2 Air-Sea (PCO2AA) Pro-Oceanus - pCO2-pro
CP03ISSM-SBC11-00-CPMENG000 0m Surface Buoy Platform Controller (CPMENG) WHOI - Communications and Power Manager
CP03ISSM-RID27-02-FLORTD000 7m Near Surface Instrument Frame 3-Wavelength Fluorometer (FLORTD) WET Labs - ECO Triplet-w
CP03ISSM-RID27-03-CTDBPC000 7m Near Surface Instrument Frame CTD (CTDBPC) Sea-Bird - SBE 16plusV2
CP03ISSM-RID26-00-DCLENG000 7m Near Surface Instrument Frame Data Concentrator Logger (DCL) (DCLENG) WHOI - Data Concentrator Logger
CP03ISSM-RID27-00-DCLENG000 7m Near Surface Instrument Frame Data Concentrator Logger (DCL) (DCLENG) WHOI - Data Concentrator Logger
CP03ISSM-RID27-04-DOSTAD000 7m Near Surface Instrument Frame Dissolved Oxygen (DOSTAD) Aanderaa - Optode 4831
CP03ISSM-RID26-07-NUTNRB000 7m Near Surface Instrument Frame Nitrate (NUTNRB) Satlantic - ISUS
CP03ISSM-RIC21-00-CPMENG000 7m Near Surface Instrument Frame Platform Controller (CPMENG) WHOI - Communications and Power Manager
CP03ISSM-RID26-06-PHSEND000 7m Near Surface Instrument Frame Seawater pH (PHSEND) Sunburst - SAMI-pH
CP03ISSM-RID26-04-VELPTA000 7m Near Surface Instrument Frame Single Point Velocity Meter (VELPTA) Nortek - Aquadopp 300m
CP03ISSM-RID26-08-SPKIRB000 7m Near Surface Instrument Frame Spectral Irradiance (SPKIRB) Satlantic - OCR507 ICSW
CP03ISSM-RID27-01-OPTAAD000 7m Near Surface Instrument Frame Spectrophotometer (OPTAAD) WET Labs - AC-S
CP03ISSM-MFD37-07-ZPLSCC000 92m Seafloor Multi-Function Node (MFN) Bio-acoustic Sonar (Coastal) (ZPLSCC) ASL Environmental Sciences - AZFP
CP03ISSM-MFD37-03-CTDBPD000 92m Seafloor Multi-Function Node (MFN) CTD (CTDBPD) Sea-Bird - SBE 16plusV2
CP03ISSM-MFD35-00-DCLENG000 92m Seafloor Multi-Function Node (MFN) Data Concentrator Logger (DCL) (DCLENG) WHOI - Data Concentrator Logger
CP03ISSM-MFD37-00-DCLENG000 92m Seafloor Multi-Function Node (MFN) Data Concentrator Logger (DCL) (DCLENG) WHOI - Data Concentrator Logger
CP03ISSM-MFD37-04-DOSTAD000 92m Seafloor Multi-Function Node (MFN) Dissolved Oxygen (DOSTAD) Aanderaa - Optode 4831
CP03ISSM-MFD35-05-PCO2WB000 92m Seafloor Multi-Function Node (MFN) pCO2 Water (PCO2WB) Sunburst - SAMI-pCO2
CP03ISSM-MFC31-00-CPMENG000 92m Seafloor Multi-Function Node (MFN) Platform Controller (CPMENG) WHOI - Communications and Power Manager
CP03ISSM-MFD35-02-PRESFB000 92m Seafloor Multi-Function Node (MFN) Seafloor Pressure (PRESFB) Sea-Bird - SBE 26plus
CP03ISSM-MFD35-06-PHSEND000 92m Seafloor Multi-Function Node (MFN) Seawater pH (PHSEND) Sunburst - SAMI-pH
CP03ISSM-MFD35-04-VELPTA000 92m Seafloor Multi-Function Node (MFN) Single Point Velocity Meter (VELPTA) Nortek - Aquadopp 300m
CP03ISSM-MFD37-01-OPTAAD000 92m Seafloor Multi-Function Node (MFN) Spectrophotometer (OPTAAD) WET Labs - AC-S
CP03ISSM-MFD35-01-ADCPTF000 92m Seafloor Multi-Function Node (MFN) Velocity Profiler (150kHz) (ADCPTF) Teledyne RDI - WorkHorse Sentinel 150khz