Daily Archives: September 3, 2017

R/V Oceanus sails from Newport, Oregon

The R/V Oceanus has sailed from Newport, Oregon, with a loaded deck and an eager science team. We were greeted by gray whales right out of the bay. We’re ready to deploy 11 temperature moorings and 8 bottom landers. The Miami Doppler Marine Radar, installed by Hans Graber and Bjoern Lund and operated by Lisa Nyman, is working well and we’ve already seen signatures of internal waves on the Oregon shelf. The acoustic backscatter transducer in Oceanus’ hull, installed by the Moum group with help from the OSU MarTechs and operated by Johannes Becherer, is also working well. We expect to arrive offshore of Pt. Sal on Tuesday, 9/5 early evening.

—Jack Barth and Jim Lerczak

Feddersen Group’s nearshore moorings deployed

Yesterday (Sep/01) the Feddersen Group finished deploying their moorings with thermistor chains (T-chains) and sea spiders with upward-looking current meters (ADCPs). Check out more about their work on their recent blog post.

Below are a few maps showing the positions of the deployments (magenta diamonds). The red stars are the planned deployment positions for the remaining moorings, going in the water over the next couple of weeks. Keep an eye on the deployment map as new moorings pop up there.


Deployed (magenta diamonds) and planned (red stars) mooring positions.

Below are some zoomed-in views of the mooring lines.


















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