The Pioneer Offshore Profiler Mooring is located on the Continental Slope approximately 450 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 offshore, slope 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 Coastal Profiler Moorings, the Pioneer Offshore Profiler Mooring contains a Wire-Following Profiler that houses instruments. The Wire-Following Profiler moves through the water column along the mooring riser, continuously sampling ocean characteristics over a specified depth interval (15 meters below sea surface to 3 m above the bottom).
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.
|Make & Model|
|CP04OSPM-SBS11-02-MOPAK0000||0m||Surface Buoy||3-Axis Motion Pack (MOPAK0)||MicroStrain - 3DM-GX3-25|
|CP04OSPM-SBS01-00-STCENG000||0m||Surface Buoy||Platform Controller (STCENG)||WHOI - Sensor and Telemetry Controller|
|CP04OSPM-WFP01-01-VEL3DK000||15 to 427 meters||Wire-Following Profiler||3-D Single Point Velocity Meter (VEL3DK)||Nortek - Aquadopp II|
|CP04OSPM-WFP01-04-FLORTK000||15 to 427 meters||Wire-Following Profiler||3-Wavelength Fluorometer (FLORTK)||WET Labs - ECO Triplet|
|CP04OSPM-WFP01-03-CTDPFK000||15 to 427 meters||Wire-Following Profiler||CTD (CTDPFK)||Sea-Bird - SBE 52MP|
|CP04OSPM-WFP01-02-DOFSTK000||15 to 427 meters||Wire-Following Profiler||Dissolved Oxygen (DOFSTK)||Sea-Bird - SBE 43F|
|CP04OSPM-WFP01-05-PARADK000||15 to 427 meters||Wire-Following Profiler||Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PARADK)||Biospherical Instruments - QSP-2200|
|CP04OSPM-WFP01-00-WFPENG000||15 to 427 meters||Wire-Following Profiler||Profiler Controller (WFPENG)||McLane - MMP|