It's a buoy for OOI

new ooi buoy testing

The first buoy designed for the Ocean Observatory Initiative (OOI) undergoes testing at the dock. Holding the lines to steady the suspended buoy are senior engineer Tim Scholz, left, and research engineer Breeze Simmons, right, with senior engineering assistant William Ostrom helping at left. As part of OOI’s global array of tools to collect ocean data and observations, the buoys will be linked to shore via satellite. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)