In November, the OOI prepared for its next deployment cruise to the Pioneer Array. The cruise is scheduled to for Dec. 10-16 on the R/V Knorr as weather permits. During the cruise the OOI team, led by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will deploy three Coastal Surface Moorings and two Coastal Surface-Piercing profilers.
After five successful, large-scale deployment cruises this summer and fall across Coastal, Global, and Cabled systems, the OOI project is moving toward completion of the construction phase. A revised installation schedule is now available here.
The remainder of the OOI infrastructure will be deployed this winter/spring. Argentine Basin & Southern Ocean will be deployed in February & March 2015. Final Endurance Array & Pioneer Array deployments are scheduled for April 2015.
For more information on recent deployment milestones as well as updated information regarding delivery of data to the OOI user community please see the recent From the Director message posted on the OOI website.
You can also connect with us in person at the upcoming American Geophysical Union (AGU) Conference in San Francisco, CA from Dec. 15-19. We will be located at Booth #2411.