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Summer 2020 Expedition Schedule

Summer 2020 is filled with Operation and Management Cruises to recover and deploy ocean observing equipment at OOI’s arrays.  Each expedition is being undertaken with stringent Covid-19 precautions in place.  See schedule below:           Pioneer 14 7 June-18 June 2020 R/V Neil Armstrong Chief Scientist: Al Pluedemann, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution […]

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Return to Sea in the COVID-19 era

The R/V Neil Armstrong returned to its home port in Woods Hole, MA, on 16 June 2020, having completed a successful 10-day mission to service the Pioneer Array, 75 nautical miles south of Martha’s Vineyard. Its crew and nine-member science party from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution proved that it is possible to work onboard while […]

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COVID-prevention, Quarantine, and Collaboration: Endurance Array 13 is Ready to Go

After two weeks of quarantine at home where possible, Airbnbs, and deserted family vacation homes, the 12-member Endurance Array team will head to Newport, Oregon on July 1 to board the R/V Thomas G. Thompson. As part of COVID-19 precautions, all of the needed equipment to service the Endurance Array will have been transported to […]

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Winning Name is Data Explorer!

Laura Slicer, Finance Manager for the Ocean Observatories Initiative, came up with the winning name for OOI’s new data discovery tool—Data Explorer. Hers was selected from a field of entries that ranged from the silly (Data McDataface) to creative acronyms that explained what the tool could accomplish.  Other suggestions were inspired by the likes of […]

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June 24 Deadline to Apply for OOIFB Data Committee

The NSF Ocean Observatories Initiative Facility Board (OOIFB) is seeking applications for those willing to serve on its Data Delivery and Cyberinfrastructure Committee (DDCI). Applications are due 24 June 2020. OOIFB established the DDCI Committee in late 2018 to help ensure timely and reliable access to high-quality Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) data. The DDCI Committee […]

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Shipboard Data Transmission to Onshore Partners in Real-time

A team from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) was onboard the R/V Neil Armstrong at the Pioneer Array, about 75 nautical miles south of Martha’s Vineyard in the Atlantic, deploying equipment and collecting data. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the number of the science party onboard was limited. These limits prevented participation by the Northeast U.S. […]

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Team Headed to Pioneer Array

After ten weeks of preparation, two weeks of isolation, documentation of negative COVID-19 tests, temperatures taken, and personal protective gear in place, nine science team members from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will depart on the R/V Neil Armstrong from Woods Hole, MA on Sunday 7 June 2020 for an 11-day expedition to service the […]

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