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Inshore Surface Piercing Profiler Mooring (CP03ISSP)

In the fall of 2015, deployments of the Coastal Surface Piercing Profiler (CSPP) Moorings at the Pioneer Array were suspended. In the spring of 2016 the Program approved the use of Coastal Profiling Gliders in the summer and Profiler Moorings in the winter at the sites previously occupied by CSPPs.

The Pioneer Inshore Surface Piercing Profiler Mooring is located on the inner Continental Shelf, approximately 90 meters deep. The Continental Shelf-Slope area off the New England coast is a highly productive area and one that is located at a dynamic intersection where ocean currents meet in weather-like “fronts,” and where nutrients, pollutants, and other properties are exchanged between the coast and the deep ocean. Data from the inshore, shelf area help to examine exchanges between the shelf and slope and the shelf ecosystem, as well as provide broader insight into the issues of air-sea gas exchange, including Carbon Dioxide.

Like other Surface Piercing Profiler Moorings, this mooring contains a Surface Piercing Profiler that allows for the sampling of near surface phenomena as the Profiler travels through the water then breaches the surface. Fine resolution sampling of the water column, particularly at the very surface of the water, provide key insights into the exchange of gases, heat, etc between the atmosphere and the ocean. While on the surface, the profiler transmits data to shore.

Site Diagram

Water Depth
92 meters

Site Location
40.3672°N, 70.8818°W


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 Series Make & Model
CP03ISSP-SP001-09-FLORTJ000 0 to 80 meters Surface Piercing Profiler 3-Wavelength Fluorometer (FLORTJ) WET Labs - ECO Triplet-w
CP03ISSP-SP001-08-CTDPFJ000 0 to 80 meters Surface Piercing Profiler CTD (CTDPFJ) Sea-Bird - FastCAT 49 CTD
CP03ISSP-SP001-06-DOSTAJ000 0 to 80 meters Surface Piercing Profiler Dissolved Oxygen (DOSTAJ) Aanderaa - Optode 4831
CP03ISSP-SP001-03-NUTNRJ000 0 to 80 meters Surface Piercing Profiler Nitrate (NUTNRJ) Satlantic - SUNA V2
CP03ISSP-SP001-10-PARADJ000 0 to 80 meters Surface Piercing Profiler Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PARADJ) WET Labs - ECO PAR
CP03ISSP-SP001-00-SPPENG000 0 to 80 meters Surface Piercing Profiler Profiler Controller (SPPENG) WET Labs - AMP
CP03ISSP-SP001-05-VELPTJ000 0 to 80 meters Surface Piercing Profiler Single Point Velocity Meter (VELPTJ) Nortek - Aquadopp HR
CP03ISSP-SP001-07-SPKIRJ000 0 to 80 meters Surface Piercing Profiler Spectral Irradiance (SPKIRJ) Satlantic - OCR507 ICSW
CP03ISSP-SP001-02-OPTAAJ000 0 to 80 meters Surface Piercing Profiler Spectrophotometer (OPTAAJ) WET Labs - AC-S