Tag: ROPOS Dives

Deploying ROPOS

Max Schrempp is logging ROPOS's first dive of Leg 5.  Dive R1788 will connect the smart leg of the shallow profilers 2 legged vertical mooring to the cable infrastructure. 

Photo credit:  Trevor Harrison, U of Washington, V14

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VISIONS 14 Leg 2 Begins

The R/V Thompson left Newport to start Leg 2 on August 1, 2014, heading for the Slope Base site. We deployed a Low Voltage node (LV01A) and conducted a couple of CTD casts.

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Larvacean house at 700m

A larvacean (the small, white, peanut-shaped object) inside its mucus house, feeding on marine snow at 700m depth at the Slope Base Site. Photo Credit: NSF-OOI/UW/CSSF; Dive R1733; V14

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ROPOS Taking ROCLS and Cable Drum to Seafloor

During ROPOS Dive 1611, the ROV latched into the remotely operated cable laying system (ROCLS) hosting a drum with an RSN extension cable ready to be installed. In concert, these two systems successfully installed >22,000 m of extension cables on the seafloor during the UW-OOI-NSF VISIONS'13 expedition.

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