Moorings & Buoys


From Oceanus Magazine

Mysteries of the Red Sea

This largely unexplored sea has features found nowhere else

A Pioneering Vision

Pinocchio's Nose

Aqua Incognita

The quest to establish outposts in the far reaches of the ocean

Thinking Global

The Young Woman and the Sea

A conversation with WHOI mooring technician Meghan Donohue

All the Ocean's a Stage

First impressions of my first research cruise

Woman on Board

A conversation with WHOI mooring technician Meghan Donohue

Whale-safe Fishing Gear

New buoy for lobster traps could prevent entanglements

How Would 'On-Call' Buoys Work?

Interactive featured in: "Whale-safe Fishing Gear"

A Buoy's Long Strange Trip

An oceanographic instrument drifts from the Arctic to Ireland

Go Down Jason, Let My Mooring Go

A team hustles to rescue a key instrument from the depths

The Ghost Mooring

WHOI engineers find equipment lost in the Antarctic a decade ago

For Sharks, the Nose Knows

... and other research news by WHOI scientists

Building Them Tough, Bringing Them Back

WHOI's pioneering Buoy Group celebrates its 50th anniversary

Scientists Find that Squid Can Detect Sounds

We knew they taste good, but how well do they 'hear'?

A 'WHOI Way' of Doing Things

A conversation with research associate George Tupper

Buoys Help Avert Whale-Ship Collisions

Specially engineered mooring system detects whales and warns ships

Going for the GUSTO (Mooring)

WHOI engineers and the Oceanus crew rescue a wounded buoy

Submerged Autonomous Launch Platforms

"Intelligent" device decides when the time is right to send off data-gathering floats

A Warm Eddy Swirling in the Cold Labrador Sea

A conversation with WHOI physical oceanographer Amy Bower

A 3-D Underwater Soundscape

A large-scale experiment sheds light on sound in the coastal ocean

Measuring Raindrops in the Ocean

A quest to engineer sensitive but tough meteorological instruments for buoys at sea

Reaching Up Into Perilous, Icy Waters

The 'Arctic Winch' sends sensors toward the underside of sea ice—and back again

A Mooring Built to Survive the Irminger Sea

It takes a tough buoy to stand tall when tip jets howl off the Greenland ice cap

The Hunt for 18° Water

Oceanographers examine “mode waters” that save the signals of past winters

A Sentry at the Atlantic Gateway

Experimental mooring monitors water flow through Hudson Strait

Going Wireless in the Deep Blue

Deploying instruments to monitor the ocean is one thing. Getting daily reports from them is another.

Outposts in the Ocean

A global network of moored buoy observatories to track oceanic processes that affect our climate

The Bermuda Station S—A Long-Running Oceanographic Show

Deeper Waters Show Warming Trend