AOML scientists and colleagues from the University of Miami took part in a 17-day research cruise aboard R/V Endeavor in support of the NOAA-funded Western Boundary Time Series project. The science team gathered a total of 44 CTD profiles, which measure full water column values of salinity, temperature, and oxygen. Data from four recovered NOAA pressure-equipped inverted echo sounder (PIES) moorings were acoustically downloaded, and three new PIES moorings were deployed. Excitingly, the scientists also successful recovered a prototype PIES-data pod system, equipped with the Adaptable Bottom Instrument Information Shuttle System (ABIISS), which was deployed in October 2015.
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- The ABIISS prototype successfully recovered after 18 months nearly three miles down on the bottom of the ocean. Image credit: NOAA
- The science team for the May 2017 MOCHA-WBTS cruise. Image credit: NOAA
- AOML members recover CTD package on the R/V Endeavor. Image credit: NOAA