Leg 3 Begins

August 21, 2017

The final leg of the 2017 OOI Cabled Array (CA) O&M Cruise (RR1715) got underway at approximately 12:30 pm PDT on Sunday (Aug 20th) as the R/V Revelle pulled away from the NOAA dock in Newport, OR
Onward We Go About to Start Leg 3

August 18, 2017

Leg 2 has come to a close and preparations are underway for Leg 3 of the NSF-funded Ocean Observatories Initiative Regional Cable Array Cruise. Personnel are busy mobilizing
Lighting up Axial Seamount Again

August 16, 2017

We arrived at Axial Seamount after a 19 hr steam to find the seas a bit bumpy still. To use the time wisely until we could dive a deep water CTD cast was conducted to get additional measurements of ocean parameters to verify cabled mooring instr
A Blustery Transit to Axial Seamount

August 13, 2017

Following the completion of work at the Southern Hydrate Ridge methane seep site, the R/V Revelle transited to Slope Base to install an HPIES (horizontal electric field, pressure and inverted echo sounder) instrument that provides insig
Blizzards, Drones, and Gas Bubbles

August 11, 2017

Yesterday under calm seas we completed work at the Oregon Offshore site, turning one of the Benthic Experiment Platforms (BEP). After we left Newport we tried twice to recover the BEP at the
Leg 2 of VISIONS17 Begins

August 09, 2017

We came into Newport, Oregon on August 7 after completing our dives at the Oregon Offshore Site. After watching the Seattle weather, we appreciated the cooler overcast conditions in Newport. The R/V Revelle sat off the entrance to the channel at
Leg 1 Coming to a Close

August 05, 2017

Somehow in the past few days, time has sped up. It seems amazing that we will be in port on Monday. Time out here is different. For those of us who have spent much of our time on the R/V Thompson, its sister ship the R/V Revelle..
Southern Hydrate Ridge and Weather

August 03, 2017

The weather gods have been playing with us this past few days. Winds were above 20-25 knots with angry seas, which prevented us from diving after the dive in the International District Hydrothermal Field at the summit of Axial Seamount. Once the
Flames in the Deep Sea

August 01, 2017

Yesterday was a fantastic day investigating the International District Hydrothermal Field
Onward to Axial Seamount

July 30, 2017

On the 28th, we continued work on the Shallow Profiler Mooring at the Oregon Offshore Site. It went very well and by 2200 work at that site was completed for the Leg. The R/V Revelle steamed ~ 2 hrs to the
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