Beach go’er, walkers, residents and commuters have been getting an eyeful of Hatfield Marine Science Center’s research ship R/V Oceanus over the two or three weeks as it runs up and down the Central Coast. Anybody have any idea what they’re studying so close to shore?
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And here it is, straight from R/V Oceanus ship operations!
Saw the question on line on the status of OSU’s R/V Oceanus. Great to know people are interested.
The R/V Oceanus was recently tasked with deploying a scientific mooring in the near coastal zone as part of a nation-wide project referred to as the Ocean Observing Initiative (OOI). This project is funded by the National Science Foundation and the West coast part of the project is being managed by OSU. The OOI project has a great website if people are interested in finding out a bit more about the science associated with the mooring. Here is the address for the site: http://oceanobservatories.org/infrastructure/ooi-station-map/endurance-array/ or just click here.
If people have any other questions about the R/V Oceanus, please don’t hesitate to give us a call here at OSU’s Ship Operations anytime (541-867-0295).
Marine Superintendent, OSU