One of COSMOS activities is managing WHOI’s ocean observatory,
the Martha’s Vineyard Coastal Observatory (MVCO) on Martha’s Vineyard’s
southern shore. MVCO, a cabled observatory, connects an undersea power node,
plus a tower carrying instruments, to an onshore “meteorological mast”
monitoring weather, and an onshore laboratory.The MVCO provides laboratory-quality power and communications in a
nearby ocean setting exposed to forcing from the open North Atlantic.
(Photo by Jayne Doucette, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)