From Oceanus Magazine

Featuring OOI

April 15, 2008

Ocean Observatories Initiative Poised to Launch

WHOI wins grant to lead national effort.
Source: Oceanus Magazine

ocean observatoryJuly 20, 2006

Scientists Gear Up to Launch Ocean Observing Networks

Stations throughout the oceans can monitor conditions and transmit data 24-7.
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Other WHOI Observatory Efforts

August 2, 2007

A 3-D Underwater Soundscape

A venerable squadron of vessels and vehicles, as well as tons of equipment and dozens of people, are called in for the largest oceanographic field experiment in the 76-year history of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Liquid Jungle Laboratory, PanamaApril 10, 2006

Live From the Tropics, It's an Ocean Network

WHOI scientists have installed PLUTO (the Panama Liquid Jungle Lab Underwater Tropical Observatory)—the latest in a series of cabled "undersea laboratories" that can continuously track conditions in coastal waters and transmit live images and data back to scientists worldwide.
Source: Oceanus Magazine

The New Wave of Coastal Ocean ObservingJanuary 6, 2005

The New Wave of Coastal Ocean Observing

Shore stations and seafloor nodes provide connections for long-term studies of coastal processes
Source: Oceanus Magazine

A New Coastal Observatory Is BornJanuary 1, 2000

New Coastal Observatory Is Born

The Martha's Vineyard Observatory will continually monitor a host of variables from two depths in the waters off Cape Cod.
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Outposts in the OceanJanuary 1, 2000

Outposts in the Ocean

Oceanographers and climatologists have something in common with politicians and stock market analysts: They are all trying to get a grasp on a complex, ever-shifting system.
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Launching the Argo ArmadaJanuary 1, 2000

Launching the Argo Armada

The Argo program proposes to disperse 3,000 floats, like the one below, throughout the oceans to collect data on oceanic conditions that can be periodically transmitted to shore via satellite.
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Plugging the Seafloor with CORKsJanuary 1, 2000

Plugging the Seafloor with CORKs

Hidden beneath the seafloor throughout most of the world's oceans lies a massive, dynamic plumbing system that is a central component of our planet's inner workings.
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Seafloor to Surface to Satellite to ShoreJanuary 1, 2000

Seafloor to Surface to Satellite to Shore

The next great leap in our understanding of the earth-ocean system will require us to put our "eyes" and "ears" in the ocean to observe the dynamic processes going on there as they are happening, in real time.
Source: Oceanus Magazine

NEPTUNE: A Fiber-Optic ?Telescope? to Inner SpaceJanuary 1, 2000

NEPTUNE: A Fiber-Optic 'Telescope' to Inner Space

NEPTUNE's planned location off the Northwest US coast would facilitate studies of various components of Earth's plate tectonic system.
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Putting H2O in the OceanJanuary 1, 2000

Putting H2O in the Ocean

A major obstacle impeding our ability to understand many of the earth's fundamental, ongoing dynamics—quite frankly—has been a dearth of electrical outlets and phone jacks on the seafloor.
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Seeding the Oceans with ObservatoriesJanuary 1, 2000

Seeding the Oceans with Observatories

Taking the next strategic steps to explore the Dynamics of Earth and Ocean Systems (DEOS)
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Related Technology

November 19, 2010

Scientists Use "ESP" to Track Harmful Algae

A pioneering new device acts like a working laboratory in the ocean, analyzing DNA and other chemicals in seawater to detect marine organisms.
Source: Oceanus Magazine

October 29, 2010

The Icebot

A team of scientists field-tests an autonomous underwater vehicle, sending it into a hole in an ice floe off the coast of Alaska ... and hoping they can get it back.
Source: Oceanus Magazine

July 22, 2009

Buoys Help Avert Whale-Ship Collisions

Exploiting technology used to build better tires, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution engineers built a remarkable mooring line that was stable and quiet enough to detect whale calls, yet strong and stretchy enough to survive stormy seas.
Source: Oceanus Magazine

September 25, 2008

'Green' Energy Powers Undersea Glider

A successful test run of a new underwater vehicle brings oceanographers a step closer to their dream a fleet of ocean-monitoring robots.
Source: Oceanus Magazine

March 30, 2007

Measuring Raindrops in the Ocean

Most people thought it would never be possible to obtain high-precision measurements of rain, winds, humidity, and other climate-related data from the oceans.
Source: Oceanus Magazine

going wireless lead photoJanuary 11, 2006

Going Wireless in the Deep Blue

The experimental Nootka moored buoy observatory demonstrated how researchers can get data from, and send commands to, instruments on the seafloor in real time, using acoustic modems and Iridium satellites.
Source: Oceanus Magazine

Sensors to Make Sense of the SeaJune 1, 2005

Sensors to Make Sense of the Sea

It is difficult and expensive to go to sea, hard to reach remote oceans and depths, and impossible to stay long. Like scientists in other fields, oceanographers use sensors to project their senses into remote or harsh environments for extended time periods. But the oceans present some unique obstacles: Instruments are limited by available power, beaten by waves, corroded by salt water, and fouled by prolific marine organisms that accumulate rapidly on their surfaces.
Source: Oceanus Magazine

A Glide Across  the Gulf StreamMarch 24, 2005

A Glide Across the Gulf Stream

The remote-controlled Spray glider takes historic steps toward a new era of ocean exploration
Source: Oceanus Magazine