Mooring & Buoy Systems

Here is a sampling of some of the mooring projects and products that WHOI offers.

Air-Sea Interaction Meteorology: The ASIMET System

The ASIMET system is a set of seven very precise sensors that measure how energy and water move between the ocean and atmosphere.

Source: Ocean Instruments

Nootka Buoy

The Nootka buoy offers scientists the equivalent of a wireless hotspot in the middle of the deep ocean. It uses acoustic telemetry to send information through the water in bursts of sound waves.

Source: Ocean Instruments

Moored Profiler

A moored profiler makes repeated measurements of ocean currents and water properties up and down through almost the entire water column, even in very deep water.

Source: Ocean Instruments

Sediment Trap

Sediment traps are containers that scientists place in the water to collect particles falling toward the sea floor.

Source: Ocean Instruments

Improved Meteorological Packages (IMET)

Researchers use the IMET to understand the role of the exchanges of heat, gas and water across the air-sea interface in climate change.