Operations Technology

Operations on the VISIONS'11 expedition are focused on obtaining high-definition imagery of the Regional Scale Nodes (RSN) primary study sites as part of the National Science Foundations' Ocean Observatories Initiative. In 2013, a network of cabled geophysical, chemical, and biological sensors will be installed on the Juan de Fuca Plate that will allow 24/7/365 interactivity and monitoring of key oceanographic processes. Operations during this cruise will support the installation of the cabled observatory, the RSN.