Cabled Endurance Oregon Shelf Cabled Benthic Experiment Package (BEP) is located on the Continental Shelf, approximately 80 meters deep. The Continental Shelf-Slope area off the Oregon coast is a highly productive, dynamic upwelling environment. Upwelling brings nutrients to the surface sparking primary production and fueling the food web. In recent years, upwelling has also brought onto the shelf hypoxic, low oxygen, waters that can be harmful to organisms in the area. By sampling in this area, the OOI seeks to gain better insight into upwelling dynamics of this system.

Like other BEPs the Oregon Shelf Cabled BEP is connected to and draws energy from Fiber Optic Cables to power its instruments and to transmit data from the instruments back to shore. Within the yellow protective armor of the BEP are two cages containing instruments that measure various properties of the bottom water.

The Coastal Endurance Oregon Shelf Cabled BEP is located near the base of a surface mooring and surface-piercing profiler mooring, providing complementary seafloor data to the air-sea and water column data collected by the moorings, allowing for the sampling of a full picture of shelf dynamics.


This site includes following instruments. To learn more about an instrument type, select its name on the left. To see the relevant data streams for a particular instrument, select the instrument code in the first column which will take you to the OOI Data Portal.

Instrument Depth Node Instrument
Make & Model
CE02SHBP-LJ01D-07-VEL3DC108 80m Low-Power JBox (LJ01D) 3-D Single Point Velocity Meter (VEL3DC) Nortek - VECTOR
CE02SHBP-MJ01C-07-ZPLSCB101 80m Medium-Power JBox (MJ01C) Bio-acoustic Sonar (Coastal) (ZPLSCB) Kongsberg - Modified EK-60
CE02SHBP-LJ01D-11-HYDBBA106 80m Low-Power JBox (LJ01D) Broadband Acoustic Receiver (Hydrophone) (HYDBBA) Ocean Sonics - icListen HF
CE02SHBP-LJ01D-06-CTDBPN106 80m Low-Power JBox (LJ01D) CTD (CTDBPN) Sea-Bird - SBE 16plusV2
CE02SHBP-MJ01C-08-CAMDSB107 80m Medium-Power JBox (MJ01C) Digital Still Camera (CAMDSB) Kongsberg - Custom Digital Still Camera Assembly
CE02SHBP-LJ01D-06-DOSTAD106 80m Low-Power JBox (LJ01D) Dissolved Oxygen (DOSTAD) Aanderaa - Optode 4831
CE02SHBP-LJ01D-09-PCO2WB103 80m Low-Power JBox (LJ01D) pCO2 Water (PCO2WB) Sunburst - SAMI-pCO2
CE02SHBP-LJ01D-10-PHSEND103 80m Low-Power JBox (LJ01D) Seawater pH (PHSEND) Sunburst - SAMI-pH
CE02SHBP-LJ01D-08-OPTAAD106 80m Low-Power JBox (LJ01D) Spectrophotometer (OPTAAD) WET Labs - AC-S
CE02SHBP-LJ01D-05-ADCPTB104 80m Low-Power JBox (LJ01D) Velocity Profiler (300kHz) (ADCPTB) Teledyne RDI - WorkHorse Monitor 300khz