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Mooring maintenance

Project Manager: Mike Kelley

Chief Scientist: Francisco Chavez

Chief Engineer: Kent Headley

MBARI moorings are being considered as model systems for the developing network of coastal observatories planned for United States coastal waters. The data are used to initialize and verify the results from atmospheric and ocean models and for the vicarious calibration of aircraft and satellite remote sensing measurements. These moorings have collected sustained and almost continuous measurements since 1989. 

This project continues support for the time series observations and for mooring  maintenance. Major milestones in 2003 will be the mooring turnaround dates, with the tentative schedule of M2 in early May and M1 in early October. Equatorial Pacific mooring deployments are scheduled for May and October.