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Program Management

The OOI is funded by the National Science Foundation and is managed and coordinated by the OOI Program Management Office (PMO) 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 (O&M) of the Coastal Global Scale Nodes (CGSN) component of the OOI.

The OOI includes subawards from WHOI to Oregon State University, for O&M of the Coastal Endurance Array (EA), University of Washington, for O&M of the Regional Cabled Array (RCA) seafloor systems and moorings, and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, for maintaining the Cyberinfrastructure (CI) component.

WHOI OOI PMO Personnel

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Key COL 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
    Isa Welch, OOI Contracts Administrator

Cyberinfrastructure: Rutgers University

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is managing the OOI’s Cyberinfrastructure (CI). The OOI CI 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.

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Key Rutgers Personnel

    Peggy Brennan, Cyberinfrastructure Principal Investigator
    Ivan Rodero, System Engineering Program Manager

Pioneer & Global Arrays: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is responsible for the Coastal Global Scale Nodes (CGSN), 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.

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Key WHOI Personnel

    Al Plueddemann, Project Scientist
    Derek Buffitt, Program Manager

Endurance Array: Oregon State University

Oregon State University is responsible for O&M of the Coastal Endurance Array moorings and autonomous vehicles. The Coastal Endurance Array is located in the Northeast Pacific.

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Key OSU Personnel

    Ed Dever, Co-Principal Investigator
    Jack Barth, Co-Principal Investigator and Project Scientist
    Jon Fram, Project Manager

Cabled Array: University of Washington

The University of Washington is responsible for the O&M of the OOI Cabled Array including its cabled seafloor systems and moorings.

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Key UW Personnel

    Deb Kelley, Chief Scientist
    Brian Ittig, Project Manager

UW Cabled Array: https://interactiveoceans.washington.edu/