Scientists Gear Up to Launch Ocean Observing Networks : Image

The Ocean Observatory Initiative would provide $309 million for new ocean observing systems and infrastructure. For instance, researchers are planning instrument arrays that combine surface and sub-surface bouys, moorings, gliders, drifters, and shipboard measurements that can monitor many complementary ocean processes. (Illustration by Jack Cook, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Image courtesy of the OceanSITES program.)