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Projecting the Internet to the sea floor to transform oceanography

ioThe NSF Ocean Observatories Initiative will transform certain aspects of oceanography from expedition-based to observatory-based.

The centerpiece of OOI is the regional cabled observatory – 1000 km of fiber optic cable deployed on the Juan de Fuca plate off the coast of Washington and Oregon, strung with  thousands of chemical, physical, biological, and image sensors.

Check out live and archived video from the VISIONS’ 14 Expedition – completing construction of the cabled observatory from UW’s R.V. Thompson – here.