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Biological Ocean Group

OSCOPE:
Oceanographic Systems for Chemical, Optical, and Physical Experiments

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Abstract

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Methods and Materials

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MISSION:
     The NOPP sponsored Oceanographic-Systems for Chemical, Optical, and Physical Experiments (O-SCOPE) addresses the need for next generation  autonomous real-time interdisciplinary (chemical, bio-optical, and physical) long-term time series measurements in critical regions of the world oceans.  To systematically obtain high resolution, long-term, interdisciplinary ocean data, in analog to Mauna Loa CO2 time series, there is a need to improve the variety, quantity, quality, and cost-effectiveness of observations using a network of strategically placed moorings.  Under the direction of Fransisco P. Chavez, Ph.D., scientists Gernot Friederich and Hans Jannasch will prepare CO2 and nitrate sensors for the deployment at Bermuda TestBed Mooring (BTM) and NOPP station P mooring in mid to late 1999.

PROPOSED MOORING LOCATIONS:  

BTM 31 43' N 64 09' W
NOPP "P" 50 N 145 W

MOORING SCHEDULE:

Station: Deployment Recovery
BTM July 29, 1999 November 2, 1999
BTM November 10, 1999 March TBA, 2000
NOPP "P" Mid-September, 1999 Mid-September, 2000

O-SCOPE PARTNERS:

bulletUniversity of California Santa Barbara, Ocean Physics Laboratory (UCSB, OPL)
bullet Bermuda Biological Station for Research (BBSR)
bulletUniversity of South Florida (USF)
bulletNOAA, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
bulletNOAA, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML)
bulletWET Labs, Inc

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