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Global Station Papa 9:
Annual Recovery
and Deployment Mission

Recoveries/Deployments for Station Papa, NOAA, and UW

A team of ten scientists and engineers is aboard the R/V Sikuliaq for a 19-day expedition to deploy six moorings – three for OOI, two for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and one for the University of Washington. The Station Papa Array is located in the Gulf of Alaska, about 620 nautical miles offshore. Transit time to the site will take about 2.5 days. Once on site, the team will first deploy the moorings onboard, then recover those that have been in the water for a year. The ship departed from Seward, Alaska and will return to port in Seattle, Washington. Check back here for regular updates.


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Wildlife visitors

    Eagles, seals, and other wildlife were part of the send off team for the R/V Sikuliaq’s departure from Seward.

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Ready for departure

The R/V Sikuliaq is loaded and ready for departure later today, May 12 2022.  The ship is docked in Seward, Alaska.

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Team on way to Global Station Papa 9

A team of scientists and engineers is already traveling to Seward, Alaska to mobilize for another OOI expedition. On May 12, they will be aboard…

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