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 Two OOI Expeditions in the Water Simultaneously

11th Deployment and Recovery of Global Station Papa and Irminger Sea Arrays

OOI teams will be working simultaneously, but in different oceans this June. A Coastal and Global Scale Nodes (CGSN) team will depart from Seward, Alaska on May 29 for a 17-day expedition to recover and deploy the Global Station Papa Array in the Gulf of Alaska. On June 2, another CGSN team will depart from Woods Hole, MA to travel to the Irminger Sea Array for a month-long expedition to recover and deploy this array.  You can follow along on both of these expeditions.  Bookmark this page for there will be lots of action to report from these remote regions.


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  • Endurance 16
  • Endurance 17
  • Endurance 18
  • Endurance 19
  • Endurance 20
  • Irminger 10
  • Irminger 11
  • Irminger 9
  • Pioneer 17
  • Pioneer 18
  • Pioneer 19
  • Pioneer MAB At-Sea Tests
  • Pioneer MAB Initial Deployment
  • Pioneer MAB Test Deployment
  • Station Papa 10
  • Station Papa 11
  • Station Papa 9

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Pronounced [see-KOO-lee-auk], the vessel is owned by the National Science Foundation and operated by the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, as part of the U.S. academic research fleet.

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R/V Neil Armstrong

The R/V Neil Armstrong is a state-of-the-art oceangoing research vessel. The ship is 238 feet long, can sustain speeds of 10 knots, has a range of 11,500 nautical miles, and can remain at sea for up to 40 days. Named for the American hero whose “small step” provided humanity with a new perspective on our planet, this vessel carries on its namesake’s legacy of exploration.

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