Category: Daily Blog 2018

With Gratitude

Tonight it is with reluctance that we leave Axial Seamount where we have been working 24/7 for the past several days. We are so very lucky to be able to do this work, funded by the National Science Foundation.

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Diving in Extreme Environments

The past two days again have been very busy as we check off our long list of tasks to complete for this Leg of the NSF-OOI Cabled Array cruise. The UW team has been working very long hours to get the job done as diving in the hydrothermal fields

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Crazy Busy and Alighting the Deep

How can it already be 3 days since we left Newport – we are in a time warp where the nights/days fly buy. On the way out of Newport, we had hoped to install the Benthic Experiment Platform at the Oregon Shelf Site at 80 m water depth. Howe

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Leg 1 Down Onward We Go

The transition between Leg 1 and Leg 2 flew by in Newport. The R/V Revelle arrived in Newport at ~3 pm under blue, sunny skies. Folks used the evening to walk around town and stretch their legs. At 0800 Saturday morning, Larry Nielson, the lead

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Learning Patience At Sea

During the past 48 hrs we have been keeping our eyes and thoughts on the weather, and for some, relearning patience at sea as the weather gods/goddeses test us with only three days left to get all our work done on this first Leg.

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Very Busy Days and Nights

Since we left port on June 23, the days have flown by. We have been incredibly busy completing Jason Dives 1043-1049. Many of the Cabled Array team has been work

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Off to Sea We Go

The Ocean Observatories Cabled Array team from the UW School of Oceanography is about to set off on another 47-day exciting expedition

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Getting in the Groove

Through late last night and the wee morning hours of today, ROPOS worked to stretch out their new umbilical tether that provides power and communications to/from the vehicle. Diving to a depth of 2900 m (~9500 ft) takes about 3 hrs with

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