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HiSeasNet MRI Proposal download as a pdf
This proposal requests support for the acquisition of satellite communications systems to provide continuous Internet connectivity for oceanographic research vessels at sea. With these systems we will provide Internet service to ships operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the University of Washington, the University of Hawaii, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, and the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. The system is designed to accommodate additional ships and moored ocean observatories while providing coverage over the entire Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

ORION Newsletter: Winter 2005
The Winter 2005 issue of the quarterly ORION Project Newsletter includes articles on collaboration between the U.S. and Canada through NEPTUNE Canada, opportunities to brighten the "stars" of education and outreach, integrating acoustics into ocean observatories, and developing the OOI science requirements.

DEOS Moored Buoy Ocean Observatory Design Study
Today, many fundamental scientific questions in the ocean sciences require the measurement of variations in physical, chemical, biological and geological processes on time scales ranging from seconds to decades, as well as synoptic characterizations of the these processes on a global scale. This requirement has highlighted the need for "ocean observatories" with sensors at the air-sea interface, in the water column, and on/or beneath the seafloor. The DEOS (Dynamics of Earth Ocean Systems) program is exploring two technologically distinct approaches for seafloor ocean observatories: cabling the observatory to shore using a dedicated telecommunications cable (c.f. the LEO-15, HUGO, H2O and NEPTUNE projects), and utilizing a moored surface buoy and telemetering data back to shore using commercial telecommunications satellites.Click here to access the DEOS report.