Station Papa Node

Station Papa

Global-Scale Node
At a historic observing site, this array will use a mix of fixed (moorings) and mobile (gliders) assets to sample across multiple space and time scales. More »

Endurance Array

Endurance Array

Coastal-Scale Node
Surface buoys, profilers, benthic nodes and gliders will provide near real time data from the air-sea interface to the sea floor. More »

Irminger Sea Node

Irminger Sea

Global-Scale Node

Southeast of Greenland, this array will use a mix of fixed (moorings) and mobile (gliders) assets to sample across multiple space and time scales. More »

Pioneer Array

Pioneer Array

Coastal-Scale Node
A combination of surface moorings, moored profilers, AUVs and gliders make up the multi-scale array. More »

Southern Ocean Node

Southern Ocean

Global-Scale Node
Southwest of Chile, this array will use a mix of fixed (moorings) and mobile (gliders) assets to sample across multiple space and time scales. More »

Argentine Basin

Argentine Basin

Global-Scale Node
In the Argentine Basin, this array will use a mix of fixed (moorings) and mobile (gliders) assets to sample across multiple space and time scales. More »

Transforming Our Understanding of How the Ocean Works

OOI's Coastal Scale Nodes will expand existing coastal observing assets, creating focused, configurable observing arrays. The Global Scale Nodes will address planetary-scale problems via moored open-ocean buoys linked to shore via satellite.

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CGSN Updates

May 30, 2012

Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Program Successfully Completes At Sea Equipment Test

October 18, 2011

WHOI and Ocean Leadership Select Pro-Oceanus Systems to Provide OOI Instrument Packages

September 2011

The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) program successfully deployed moorings off the New England Coast, marking the first comprehensive test of an OOI system on the East Coast.

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The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) program successfully deployed moorings off the New England Coast, marking the first comprehensive test of an OOI system on the East Coast.

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September 22, 2011—R/V Oceanus departed the WHOI dock, its deck chock-a-block full of equipment for a five-day expedition to deploy three moorings on the continental slope south of Cape Cod. The mooring deployment marks the first comprehensive test of an Ocean Observatories Initiative system on the East Coast.

Ocean Observatories Initiative

Ocean Observatories InitiativeThe OOI is a long-term, NSF-funded program to provide 25-30 years of sustained ocean measurements to study climate variability, ocean circulation and ecosystem dynamics, air-sea exchange, seafloor processes, and plate-scale geodynamics. Visit oceanobservatories.org to learn more.