From Grays Harbor College to VISIONS16

September 07, 2016

I have had the good fortune to participate on the OOI VISIONS expeditions since 2013. VISIONS13 was the eye-opener.  I had never been “out to sea” so to speak, except for single day sports fishing for salmon and or bottom fish i
Leg 2 of VISIONS16 Comes to an End

July 27, 2016

During the 20 hour transit from Slope Base, those who could used the time to catch up on some much needed sleep and to conduct final preparations for what will be an intense few days with seven Jason dives planned.
Southern Hydrate Ridge Work Complete

July 24, 2016

Our eyes have been on the weather since leaving dropping he RAPP winch technician in Newport Oregon by small boat. Winds and seas are expected to build and so we are working hard on getting operations completed at Southern Hydrate Ridge.

Working in the Productive Offshore Waters

July 23, 2016

The waters off Washington and Oregon are some of the most biologically-productive areas known, impacted by upwelling of nutrient-rich water.. Leg 2 Begins for the VISIONS16 Cabled Array cruise

July 21, 2016

The tired, but happy Leg 1 team on the VISIONS’16 cruise came ashore to Newport, Oregon for demobilization and reloading of Cabled Array sensors and platforms yesterday at 1400.
All Leg 1 Objectives Complete

July 19, 2016

Since our ‘weather day’, the crew onboard the R/V Sikuliaq have been extremely busy with operations running around-the-clock. Our time at sea is a once-a-year opportunity we have to conduct the annual maintenance of infrastructure an
Angry Seas in the NE Pacific

July 16, 2016

The NE Pacific weather goddess was not kind to us the past ~24 hrs. In the wee hours of the morning yesterday, we began a 20 hour transit under angry seas to the Slope Base site, ~ 80 km west of Newport Oregon. With five Jason dives, the team wa
Work Complete At Axial Base For Leg 1

July 14, 2016

The past 36 hours have been a whirlwind of intense activity, ending with the successful completion of all planned work at the Axial Base Site for Leg 1 of the VISIONS’16 expedition.
Jasons First Dive of VISIONS16

July 12, 2016

The R/V Sikulaq arrived onsite at the base of Axial Seamount just after midnight today under calm seas. During the transit from Seattle, the Cabled Array tea
Heading to Axial Seamount V16

July 11, 2016

With excitement and under misty Seattle skies, the UW engineering and science team on the R/V Sikuliaq pulled away from the School of Oceanography dock at 0800 to begin the VISIONS’16 expedition. This cruise is the second Operatio
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