Station Papa Node

Station Papa

Global-Scale Node
At a historic observing site, this array will use a mix of fixed (moorings) and mobile (gliders) assets to sample across multiple space and time scales. More »

Endurance Array

Endurance Array

Coastal-Scale Node
Surface buoys, profilers, benthic nodes and gliders will provide near real time data from the air-sea interface to the sea floor. More »

Irminger Sea Node

Irminger Sea

Global-Scale Node

Southeast of Greenland, this array will use a mix of fixed (moorings) and mobile (gliders) assets to sample across multiple space and time scales. More »

Pioneer Array

Pioneer Array

Coastal-Scale Node
A combination of surface moorings, moored profilers, AUVs and gliders make up the multi-scale array. More »

Southern Ocean Node

Southern Ocean

Global-Scale Node
Southwest of Chile, this array will use a mix of fixed (moorings) and mobile (gliders) assets to sample across multiple space and time scales. More »

Argentine Basin

Argentine Basin

Global-Scale Node
In the Argentine Basin, this array will use a mix of fixed (moorings) and mobile (gliders) assets to sample across multiple space and time scales. More »

Transforming Our Understanding of How the Ocean Works

OOI's Coastal Scale Nodes is operating coastal observing assets, creating focused, configurable observing arrays. The Global Scale Nodes address planetary-scale problems via moored open-ocean buoys linked to shore via satellite.

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Ocean Observatories Initiative

The OOI is a long-term, NSF-funded program to provide 25-30 years of sustained ocean measurements to study climate variability, ocean circulation and ecosystem dynamics, air-sea exchange, seafloor processes, and plate-scale geodynamics.

National Science FoundationThe Oceans Observatories Initiative is funded by the National Science Foundation.

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Updates

August 1, 2016

OOI Reaches Major Milestone

The Ocean Observatories Initiative's network of ocean sensor systems is now fully operational and sending a broad, continuous stream of data back to shore.
April 8, 2016

Welcome Aboard the R/V Neil Armstrong

The OOI was among the first to use the R/V Neil Armstrong, recovering two moorings during its "Science Verification III" cruise from Virginia to Woods Hole, MA.
September 30, 2015

WHOI News Release

Gulf Stream Ring Water Intrudes onto Continental Shelf Like "Pinocchio's Nose."