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Oregon Offshore Surface Mooring (CE04OSSM)

The Coastal Endurance Oregon Offshore Surface Mooring is located on the Continental Slope, approximately 550 meters deep. The Continental Shelf-Slope area off the Oregon 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 moorings, the Coastal Endurance Oregon Offshore 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.

Site Diagram

Water Depth
588 meters

Site Location
44.3811°N, 124.956°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
CE04OSSM-SBD11-06-METBKA000 -3m Surface Buoy Bulk Meteorology Instrument Package (METBKA) Star Engineering - ASIMET
CE04OSSM-SBD11-01-MOPAK0000 0m Surface Buoy 3-Axis Motion Pack (MOPAK0) MicroStrain - 3DM-GX3-25
CE04OSSM-SBD11-00-DCLENG000 0m Surface Buoy Data Concentrator Logger (DCL) (DCLENG) WHOI - Data Concentrator Logger
CE04OSSM-SBD12-00-DCLENG000 0m Surface Buoy Data Concentrator Logger (DCL) (DCLENG) WHOI - Data Concentrator Logger
CE04OSSM-SBD11-02-HYDGN0000 0m Surface Buoy Hydrogen Sensor (HYDGN0) RKI Instruments - M2A transmitters
CE04OSSM-SBD12-03-HYDGN0000 0m Surface Buoy Hydrogen Sensor (HYDGN0) RKI Instruments - M2A transmitters
CE04OSSM-SBD12-04-PCO2AA000 0m Surface Buoy pCO2 Air-Sea (PCO2AA) Pro-Oceanus - pCO2-pro
CE04OSSM-SBC11-00-CPMENG000 0m Surface Buoy Platform Controller (CPMENG) WHOI - Communications and Power Manager
CE04OSSM-SBD12-05-WAVSSA000 0m Surface Buoy Surface Wave Spectra (WAVSSA) Axys Technologies - TRIAXYS
CE04OSSM-SBD11-04-VELPTA000 1m Surface Buoy Single Point Velocity Meter (VELPTA) Nortek - Aquadopp 300m
CE04OSSM-RID27-02-FLORTD000 7m Near Surface Instrument Frame 3-Wavelength Fluorometer (FLORTD) WET Labs - ECO Triplet-w
CE04OSSM-RID27-03-CTDBPC000 7m Near Surface Instrument Frame CTD (CTDBPC) Sea-Bird - SBE 16plusV2
CE04OSSM-RID26-00-DCLENG000 7m Near Surface Instrument Frame Data Concentrator Logger (DCL) (DCLENG) WHOI - Data Concentrator Logger
CE04OSSM-RID27-00-DCLENG000 7m Near Surface Instrument Frame Data Concentrator Logger (DCL) (DCLENG) WHOI - Data Concentrator Logger
CE04OSSM-RID27-04-DOSTAD000 7m Near Surface Instrument Frame Dissolved Oxygen (DOSTAD) Aanderaa - Optode 4831
CE04OSSM-RID26-07-NUTNRB000 7m Near Surface Instrument Frame Nitrate (NUTNRB) Satlantic - ISUS
CE04OSSM-RIC21-00-CPMENG000 7m Near Surface Instrument Frame Platform Controller (CPMENG) WHOI - Communications and Power Manager
CE04OSSM-RID26-06-PHSEND000 7m Near Surface Instrument Frame Seawater pH (PHSEND) Sunburst - SAMI-pH
CE04OSSM-RID26-04-VELPTA000 7m Near Surface Instrument Frame Single Point Velocity Meter (VELPTA) Nortek - Aquadopp 300m
CE04OSSM-RID26-08-SPKIRB000 7m Near Surface Instrument Frame Spectral Irradiance (SPKIRB) Satlantic - OCR507 ICSW
CE04OSSM-RID27-01-OPTAAD000 7m Near Surface Instrument Frame Spectrophotometer (OPTAAD) WET Labs - AC-S
CE04OSSM-RID26-01-ADCPTC000 7m Near Surface Instrument Frame Velocity Profiler (300kHz) (ADCPTC) Teledyne RDI - WorkHorse Sentinel 300khz