Monitoring heat output at ASHES

August 02, 2018

Over twenty years ago, I was invited to join a team of geologists, acousticians (physicists who study sound), and engineers and help develop instrumentation that can measure the heat content in hot springs on underwater volcanoes. To a geologist
A Shifting Perspective

August 01, 2018

"Once we're on station we'll dive to unplug and recover the mooring. We won’t need the winch or crane until they start the deck ops" The confidence with which I said that
Research Cruise and Me

July 30, 2018

Imagine you sign up for a research cruise, your first... what should you expect?  I was 53 when I got this opportunity; more likely you will be in your late teens or early twenties.
Scooping Up Zooplankton From The Ocean

July 27, 2018

This is my second time sailing with the OOI Cabled Array team from UW APL and the School of Oceanography, with a mission to scoop up some zooplankton from the ocean.
Farther and Deeper We Go

July 23, 2018

Leg 4 has gotten off to a good start. The R/V Revelle left Newport the evening of July 20th for the last time this cruise.  The primary goal of this last leg is to repair or replace the three
Leg 3 Short but Sweet and Rewarding

July 18, 2018

The goals to be accomplished during the annual Cabled Array maintenance cruises are based primarily on the required refurbishment schedules for the various components of the CA infrastructure.
A Very Successful First Two Legs of VISIONS18

July 13, 2018

The VISIONS experience changes people’s lives! It doesn’t only affect the students’ educational future, it affects their personal lives as well.
With Gratitude

July 08, 2018

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.
Diving in Extreme Environments

July 06, 2018

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
Crazy Busy and Alighting the Deep

July 04, 2018

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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