Pioneer Array
This artist's conception represents the coastal "pioneer array." The first installation of this moveable array will occur along the "continental shelf-break" off the coast of southern New England, the boundary where coastal waters meet the open ocean. It is a dynamic intersection where ocean currents meet in weather-like "fronts," and where the nutrients, pollutants, minerals, creatures, and waters of the coast are exchanged with the deep ocean.  (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

[back]