The Thompson Leaves the Ballard Locks 2015

Under beautiful blue skies, the R/V Thompson prepares to exit the Ballard Locks to begin the Cabled Array VISIONS'15 expedition as part of NSF's Ocean Observatories Initiative. Photo Credit: D. Kelley, University of Washington.

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The Thompson and robotic vehicle ROPOS

During the VISIONS'13 expedition, the R/V Thompson and the ROV ROPOS will be critical to successful deployments and testing of extension cables on the seafloor as part of the NSF's Ocean Observatories Initiative cabled component.

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