Mooring Operations is responsible for the deployment and recovery of local moorings in Monterey Bay. The group also performs maintenance and diving operations for the moorings.
Assembly and instrument integration includes cabling and wiring, calibrations, set-up, testing, trouble-shooting, and repairing. Moorings currently deployed are recovered annually and replaced with a refurbished mooring (a mooring turnaround).
The Ocean Observatory currently supports the M1 mooring and the shallow and deep Midwater Respirometer System moorings.