The OOI is funded by the National Science Foundation and is managed and coordinated by the OOI Program Management Office at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Woods Hole, MA. WHOI is the leader, owner, and operator of the OOI and its infrastructure. In addition, WHOI is responsible for Operations and Management of the Coastal Global Scale Nodes component of the OOI.
The OOI includes subawards from WHOI to the University of Washington for operation and maintenance of the Regional Cabled Array seafloor systems and moorings, and to Oregon State University for operation and maintenance of the Coastal Endurance Array and maintenance of OOI’s cyberinfrastructure, which is housed at the OOI Data Center.
WHOI OOI PMO Personnel
- John Trowbridge, Principal Investigator
- Paul Matthias, Sr. Program Manager
- Laura Slicer, Finance Manager
- Matt Palanza, OOI Program Engineer
- Mark Hanson, Assistant Director, Grants and Contracts
- Jeffrey Glatstein, Data Delivery Manager
- Darlene Trew Crist, Community Engagement Manager
OOI Data Center: Oregon State University
OOI data are stored and served on cyberinfrastructure housed at the OOl Data Center at Oregon State University. The OOI Data Center manages and integrates data from all OOI sensors, linking marine infrastructure to scientists and users, and provides observatory mission command and control, data assessment and distribution, and long-term data management.
- Anthony Koppers, Cyberinfrastructure Principal Investigator
- Craig Risien, Project Manager
Pioneer & Global Arrays: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is responsible for the Coastal Global Scale Nodes, consisting of the Coastal Pioneer Array, and 3 Global Array moorings and their associated autonomous vehicles. The Coastal Pioneer Array is located off the mid-Atlantic coast. Global Arrays include three high latitude sites: Irminger Sea off Greenland, a reduced array in the Southern Ocean at 55°S, 90°W, and Ocean Station Papa in the Gulf of Alaska.
- Al Plueddemann, Project Scientist
- Derek Buffitt, Project Manager
Endurance Array: Oregon State University
Oregon State University is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Coastal Endurance Array moorings and autonomous vehicles. The Coastal Endurance Array is located in the Northeast Pacific.
- Edward Dever, Project Scientist
- Jonathan Fram, Project Manager
Cabled Array: University of Washington
The University of Washington is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the OOI Cabled Array including its cabled seafloor systems and moorings.
- Deb Kelley, Chief Scientist
- Brian Ittig, Project Manager