OOI equipment is available for loan if research aligns with the OOI. Credit: M. Elend, University of Washington, V. 17.

Opportunities exist for researchers to temporarily borrow OOI equipment for scientific investigations that are synergistic with the Ocean Observatory Initiative. The National Science Foundation supports such loans because they help to maximize the utilization of ocean observing equipment, while serving to advance science and understanding of ocean processes.

To initiate such a loan, please reach out to the HelpDesk. It will be helpful to explain why you would like to borrow a specific piece of equipment, dates of its potential use, your understanding that the equipment will be returned in its as-borrowed condition or repaired or replaced, and how its use aligns with the OOI.

We look forward to working with you to advance your scientific research questions.