OOI Status Update: January 08, 2016

Welcome to your Ocean Observatories Initiative. The OOI Data Portal is now OPEN to view data. Click here to create your login.

We are opening up the OOI Data Portal immediately to the community for viewing data while we continue to conduct configuration validation of data streams.  Data viewed through the time series plotting function are preliminary and subject to change as the team continues their quality control processes and the validation of OOINet. Your feedback is welcome and appreciated.

We are providing access to validated OOI data while this process is being completed through the OOI Website. Data currently available for download from the OOI Website includes:

  • All historical Cruise Data
  • Validated OOI dataset files through a THREDDS server. The number of available datasets will increase over time as data are validated.  The list of datasets on the THREDDS server are based on the Essential Ocean Variables identified by the OOI Science Oversight Committee (SOC) and the scientific community.

An additional feature available on the OOI Data Portal at this time is HD video streams at a hydrothermal vent site on the Axial Seamount. Live video streams of the actively venting chimney are provided periodically throughout the day during the hours of 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, and 10:00 ET & PT, for a duration of 14 minutes.

Beyond the website, there are additional ways to get information about using the OOI.  OOI Operations Staff are available to meet with potential investigators who wish to submit proposals to deploy instruments on the OOI.  Investigators can schedule an appointment to meet virtually with OOI Operations Staff to discuss technical requirements, testing, and answer any other questions researchers might have regarding adding instrumentation to the OOI arrays. Click here to view available times.

The Cabled Array team will host an Introductory Webinar Tues. Jan. 19, 1pm ET to present an overview of the Cabled Array infrastructure, focusing on engineering details, including power, communications and more. A brief opportunity to answer questions will also be available. The session is scheduled to last up to 2 hours.  Please sign up for the webinar online by Jan. 15th.

This last week the OOSC/UNOLS hosted a coastal array workshop at NSF. Presentations and information from the workshop are publically available online. Stay tuned as in the late spring, the SOC will be organizing the an OOI Workshop focusing on data assessment.  Check back to the OOI Website and subscribe to our list serve for updates.