OOI Status Update: January 29, 2016

The CI Team is completing testing of a series of software patches to the data ingestion and processing software that will improve the responsiveness of the OOINet interface as well as its ability to generate data products. These patches will be integrated into the live system during Monday’s regularly scheduled 4-5pm ET update.

On Monday, the CI Team will also begin testing the large data requests system from OOINet on the reconfigured glider data sets.  From there we will proceed to the wire-following profilers and then continue on through the many platforms.

Currently, all the data ingested into uFrame can be plotted in the Data Portal.  Please note that these data have not gone through the quality control process. To view what has been ingested, click here to view the operator status tool.

Data that have passed our quality control process are available through the Essential Ocean Variable (EOV) THREDDS server. Currently approximately 5% of Coastal Array data as well as sample streams from Cabled and Global Arrays are available. Historical cruise data are also available for download from the OOI website.

An additional feature available on the OOI Data Portal is HD video streaming from 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.

We continue to provide interim delivery of the Cabled Array seismometer and bottom pressure data through IRIS http://www.iris.edu/hq/.  Delivery of Cabled Array tilt meter and co-located temperature plots continue through Dr. Bill Chadwick’s website.

OOI Operations Staff are available to meet with potential investigators who wish to submit proposals to deploy instruments on the OOI Coastal and Global Arrays.  Investigators can schedule an appointment to meet virtually with OOI Operations Staff to discuss technical requirements, testing, and to get answers to any other questions researchers might have regarding adding instrumentation to the OOI arrays. Pioneer and Endurance Array meetings are scheduled for Feb. 2-3. Global Array meetings are scheduled for Feb. 4-5. Click here to view available times.

Thank you to all who attended last weeks Cabled Array Webinar; we had close to 50 attendees.  For those of you who were not able to attend, a recording of the webinar is available at our website.  Note that in order to view a recording of the webinar simply create a free WebEx login.

We are pleased to announce the new, full time, OOI Director, Greg Ulses. Greg has extensive leadership and program management experience within the Navy/DoD, as well as the Ocean Science community while working on the Oceanographer of the Navy’s staff.  Before retiring as a Naval officer he provided senior executive program management for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command as well as directed strategic planning and operational execution of global U.S. Navy hydrographic and oceanographic data collection programs at the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command at the Stennis Space Center.  Greg holds an M.S in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography from the Naval Postgraduate School and a B.S. in Oceanography from the University of Washington.