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OOI Facility Board Position Open; Application Deadline 20 March 2020

The Ocean Observatories Initiative Facility Board (OOIFB) is soliciting applications to fill one membership position that is currently open. Scientists with experience using scientific observing systems such as OOI are encouraged to apply. The OOIFB was created in 2017 to provide independent input and guidance regarding the management and operation of the National Science Foundation-funded […]

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Maintenance of acoustic instrument during her MS program in University of Maine (Darling Marine Center). Credit: Mei Sato

Graduate Student Cruise Opportunities

Opportunities abound for graduate students to have hands-on experience aboard the OOI deployment expeditions in 2020. The first opportunity is during the spring Endurance Array deployment aboard the R/V Sikuliaq. as part of the UNOLS Cruise Opportunity Program. The Endurance cruise will run from 31 March-15 April 2020, departing from and returning to Newport, Oregon. […]

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OOI at Ocean Sciences Meeting

OOI will have a large presence at the upcoming Ocean Sciences Meeting at the San Diego Convention Center, 16-20 February, 2020. Presenters will cover topics ranging from how OOI’s data are contributing to scientific findings, how data are being integrated into college curricula, and how equipment can be added to OOI arrays to meet research […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT – OOI Facilities Board Town Hall at the 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting – Call for Lightning Talks

ANNOUNCEMENT – OOI Facilities Board Town Hall at the 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting – Call for Lightning Talks The Ocean Observatories Initiative Facilities Board (OOIFB) will host a Town Hall at the 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting in San Diego, CA.  The Town Hall is scheduled for Thursday, February 20th from 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm at […]

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OOI achieves milestone with Irminger Sea deployment

The recently completed OOI mooring service cruise on the R/V Neil Armstrong (2-25 Aug 2019) established a significant milestone – the Irminger Sea Global Surface Mooring was sustained for over a year and returned high quality data. To our knowledge, this is the first surface mooring with instrumentation to compute bulk air-sea fluxes of heat, […]

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From inside the Jason control van, images of the active >270°C hydrothermal edifice “Inferno” showing a beautiful tubeworm bush - the bright red plumes indicate that these worms are “happy and healthy”. UW/NSF-OOI/WHOI: V19.

Regional Cabled Array 2019 Expedition Sets Records

This summer’s Regional Cabled Array (RCA) 44-day expedition (May 30-July 12, 2019) onboard the R/V Atlantis was highly successful with the completion of all tasks scheduled for this annual maintenance and operations cruise. One hundred forty-nine out of 151 RCA Core and PI instruments are operational, all three instrumented Deep Profiler vehicles and instrumented Science […]

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OOI moorings provide sustained observations of the Irminger Sea Deep Western Boundary Current

Data from the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Global Irminger Sea Array contributed to the longest continuous record of total volume transport of water in the Deep Western Boundary Current. This current, in the subpolar North Atlantic, travels southwest along the continental slope off of Greenland and is considered a significant part of the global climate […]

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NSF Science in the Deep with ROV Jason

  NOTE: Video of this event available here. Fast forward to about 52:00 to get past the distorted audio. The National Science Foundation will host “Science in the Deep,” a Facebook Live event with researchers aboard R/V Atlantis on Wednesday, June 26, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern. The Atlantis team will be off the coast of […]

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