Greater knowledge of the ocean’s interrelated systems is vital for increased understanding of their effects on biodiversity, ocean and coastal ecosystems, ecosystem health and climate change. OOI will put real time ocean observing data in the hands of a vast user community of oceanographers, scientists and researchers, educators and the public.
The OOI includes observatory systems to study coastal ocean regions; a global ocean network; a cabled regional observatory extending off the Pacific Northwest coast; a cyber-infrastructure component to collect and disseminate data; and an education and public engagement component.
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CGSNOOI's Coastal and Global Scale Nodes (CGSN) comprise global buoys to address planetary-scale problems in critical high latitude locations in the Northern and Southern hemispheres, and, on the coastal scale, permanent and transportable arrays of buoys and autonomous vehicles deployed off the Pacific Northwest and Mid-Atlantic Bight to study coastal processes and to monitor changes in coastal systems.
WHOI is the lead of an academic partnership funded to construct and deploy the CGSN assets. The academic partners include WHOI, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, and Oregon State University’s College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences.
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