The Osmosis-Based Water Sampler provides long-term sampling of diffuse and/or pore fluids at the seabed by drawing those fluids into small-bore, capillary tubing. The instrument currently deployed at Southern Hydrate Ridge samples pore fluids associated with methane seeps, while the instrument at the ASHES vent field on Axial Seamount is collocated with the 3-D Temperature Array (TMPSF) and samples diffuse fluids associated with hydrothermal flow. After instrument recovery, laboratory analyses provide major/trace element chemistry of these fluid samples.

The laboratory processed analytical data and metadata from the fluid samples can be found in the OOI Core Instrument Analytical Results data repository.

(text and images courtesy of Interactive Oceans)

Data Products

This instrument measures the following data products. Select a data product's name to learn more.

Data Product Code DPS
Physical Fluid Sample – Diffuse fluid chemistry PHSSAMP DPS

Instrument Models & Deployed Locations

The OOI includes the following instrument makes and models for this instrument type. Follow the links below to find out where in the OOI this instrument has been deployed. You'll also find quick links for each instrument to Data portal, where you can plot and access data.

Class-Series Make Model
OSMOIA TLR, Inc. OsmoSampler

Primary Science Discipline

Chemical

Research Themes

None

Access Data

OSMOI on the Data Portal

An Osmotic fluid sampler is installed in a small diffuse flow site hosting abundant tubeworms, limpets, and palm worms in the ASHES hydrothermal fluid. When recovered next year, the fluids this sampler host will provide information on how vent fluid chemistry changes over time. Credit: NSF-OOI/UW/ISS; Dive R1835; V15.
An Osmotic fluid sampler is installed in a small diffuse flow site hosting abundant tubeworms, limpets, and palm worms in the ASHES hydrothermal fluid. When recovered next year, the fluids this sampler host will provide information on how vent fluid chemistry changes over time. Credit: NSF-OOI/UW/ISS; Dive R1835; V15. Creative Commons License