Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
 2005 projects
MBARI Ocean observing system (MOOS)

MOOS Mooring

Project Manager: Mark Chaffey

In 2005 we will continue working towards the goal of a complete system test in 2006—deploying and operating the MOOS science experiment (MSE). This will be a major test that includes multiple benthic instrument nodes (BINs), powered from and  communicating with the surface buoy in real-time. Currently, the site planned for this experiment is Shepard's Meander at the lower end of the Monterey submarine canyon. 

Some typical proposed mooring tasks for 2005:

  • Lab tests of mooring cables.
  • Recover test moorings and test residual cable strength.
  • Complete the system design for the MOOS science experiment.
Last updated: Feb. 05, 2009