Tag: Moorings

End of Leg 7

Leg 7 of VISIONS ’14 was only a single dive, to deploy a cabled surface-piercing profiler at the Oregon Shelf site. This successful dive concludes the entire summer of deployments on a high note.

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Standing on Two Legs

We have another first to report: the first deployment of a two-legged shallow profiler mooring at the Endurance Oregon Offshore site! The mooring operations were smooth, safe, and ultimately a complete success, thanks to a remarkable run of calm weather.

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Endurance Required

The last couple of days have been a whirlwind of ROV dive and deck activity at the Endurance Oregon Offshore site (600 meters depth). As of this evening, we have deployed the Benthic Experiment Package (BEP), Digital Still Camera, and Deep Profi

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The Best Laid Plans

Even on successful cruises, there are always unexpected events. In this case, the seafloor cable and profiler mooring sockets wouldn’t cooperate, so we began to recover the mooring to diagnose and repair the problem. Work continues, and optimism endures.

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HPIES and Cake and profilers

The day was dominated by an epic ROPOS dive to relocate the platforms deployed during yesterday’s deck operations, plug them in, and collect samples, finishing up the work at the Axial Base site.

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