The MVCO is run as a WHOI service center. The schedule for recovery and deployment is driven by user requirements, which will interrupt services. It should be noted that the MVCO schedules annual maintenance activities.
Costs for the deployment, maintenance, and recovery of the sensors (e.g., jetting of pipes and burial of cable) should be added to the individual research budget. MVCO user services may be contacted to offer guidance.
Each user will be provided with the appropriate IP addresses and a password-protected web page that allows for control of each guest port. It is important to note, however, that WHOI is not responsible for collecting or managing the actual data that is collected by each sensor, unless otherwise arranged with user services.