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A worldwide system of deepwater reference stations providing: High resolution measurements; The full depth of the ocean; Multi-year time scales; Dozens of variables; Real-time data access

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Recent Meeting
Data Management Team:
25-26 March 2010, Paris, France
4th Data Management Team Meeting Report (PDF) (June 2010)
More information - Attendees and Agendas

Previous Meeting


17-19 September 2009
Venice, Italy. Meeting Reports

 

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OceanSITES Brochure
Spring 2006

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In this animation, a seismometer at
an OceanSITES reference station
monitors an active fault zone.
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Putting eyes and ears in the deep ocean

 

OceanSITES is a worldwide system of long-term, deepwater reference stations measuring dozens of variables and monitoring the full depth of the ocean from air-sea interactions down to 5,000 meters.

Since 1999, the international OceanSITES science team has shared both data and costs in order to capitalize on the enormous potential of these moorings. The growing network now consists of about 30 surface and 30 subsurface arrays. Satellite telemetry enables near real-time access to OceanSITES data by scientists and the public.

OceanSITES moorings are an integral part of the Global Ocean Observing System. They complement satellite imagery and ARGO float data by adding the dimensions of time and depth.

For more information or to coordinate your research with the OceanSITES program, please contact the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Climate and Oceans Research at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: cicor@whoi.edu.