OOI Status Update: May 8, 2015

On the CyberInfrastructure front, we continue on schedule as per the key delivery milestones listed below. During this last week, the work focus has been on increased performance speed and full integration between the uFrame software and the user interface. Today we began testing of the integrated solution, pulling data through the uFrame software for visualization in the user interface. As the testing progresses, we continue to integrate more sensors and their associated data.

The key milestones to this delivery:

  1. May 15 – Integrated and tested OOINet Build 4 Complete
  2. May 21 – Start of Alpha testing (Alpha testers include OOI internal operators, NSF, UNOLS OOSC, and selected instrument subject matter experts)
  3. June 22 – Integrated and tested OOINet Build 5 Complete
  4. June 30 – Start of Beta testing. (Beta testers include existing Alpha testers, with inclusion of a number of science community members. Criteria for selection of Beta testers will be released to our website by June 3)
  5. July 30 – Announcement of Commissioned System

We continue to provide interim delivery of the Cabled Array seismometer data through IRIS http://www.iris.edu/hq/. Bottom pressure data is under test at IRIS and we expect release this coming week. Delivery of Cabled Array tilt meter and co-located temperature plots continue through Dr. Bill Chadwick’s website at http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/eoi/rsn/ .

The R/V Atlantis is currently deploying the remaining components of the Pioneer Array, as well as conducting an at sea test of the AUV. At the end of this cruise the Pioneer Array will be fully deployed with the exception of the AUV Docking Stations and the Surface Mooring methanol fuel cells. We will be evaluating the maturity of these two technologies for further development. The Endurance Array has two remaining moorings for deployment at Oregon Inshore site, which will be completed in early June 2015. The Cabled Array will complete the final construction with installation of three Deep Profilers in July 2015. Upcoming maintenance cruises include; Station Papa – June 2015, Cabled Array – July 2015, and Irminger Sea – August 2015.

We are running behind in responding to questions on the website, but we will catch up this week. Please continue to send your inquiries. As part of the transition to O&M, our key focus is on preparation by the Data Management group, including the HelpDesk to service the user community. We will continue to provide these weekly status updates.