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Successful Science Platform and Gear Recovery

Re-post from the Oregon Fishermen’s Cable Committee – On July 7th the RV Bold Horizon, using a small Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV), successfully recovered fishing gear and the sub-surface platform the gear was fouled on. The science platform, part of the Ocean Observatories Initiative, was struck by trawl gear on September 16, 2017, disabling the […]

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Planning a multibeam sonar survey at Southern Hydrate Ridge (SHR), during the Visions’13 cruise onboard the R/V Thompson in 2013. Time series observations of methane bubble plume variability were collected between ROV dives and led to improved understanding of subseafloor fluid transport pathways beneath SHR. (Image credit: Ed McNichol)

[Early Career Highlight] – Brendan Philip – From a life on the sea surface to exploration of the seafloor

“It’s a 25-year program and you have committed to sailing every year to service your arrays,” says Philip, “that is a tremendous opportunity for students and researchers on board to do research that leverages the OOI instrumentation. The OOI is more than just data streaming to shore, it is also about the additional science you […]

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Join Us at the OOI Deep Ocean Observing Workshop

On August 27-29, 2018, an Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Deep Ocean Observing Workshop will be held in Seattle, WA. This workshop will provide an interdisciplinary forum to develop deep ocean science questions and identify societal needs that could be addressed using the existing OOI infrastructure. The workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to gather […]

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