Theme III The Ocean Observatory Initiatives Cabled Observatory on the Juan de Fuca Plate

The list of topics below (and links to each related URL) is a suggested sequence in which to learn about Theme III ideas. Most links take you to a page within the VISIONS '11 website, while others connect you to other sites. You may also download the VAST Program Online Resources document (Excel spreadsheet, at left), which has the full suite of topics and links, listed for each Theme.

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Theme III: The Ocean Observatory Initiative's Cabled Observatory on the Juan de Fuca Plate

1.    Understanding the Planetary Life Support System: Next Generation Science in the Ocean Basins (Lecture)
          PART 2:  Overview of the OOI-RSN

2.     A Fiber-Optic Telescope to the Deep Sea (Article by N. Penrose)

3.     Map of the RSN: planned and future nodes

4.     Regional Scale Nodes: The Cabled Component of the NSF OOI

5.     Primary Infrastructure

6.     Primary Nodes

7.     Sensors and Moorings: Overview

8.     Moorings

9.     Cables

10.   Connectors

11.   Conduit Drilling

12.  The Cable Has Landed