January 5, 2004

Ocean observatories—the wave of the future

Instrument clusters such as this will connect to the Monterey Bay test observatory, allowing researchers to access data in real-time.

Instrument clusters such as this will connect to the Monterey Bay test observatory, allowing researchers to access data in real-time.

This week MBARI researchers join other U.S. oceanographers and marine educators to discuss goals of the Ocean Research Interactive Observatory Networks program (ORION), a major research initiative of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Over the next three years, MBARI will be developing and installing an NSF-funded test observatory in Monterey Bay.

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