The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) program’s Regional Scale Nodes (RSN) team completed a significant construction milestone in August with installation of the primary nodes for the cabled component of the OOI infrastructure in the Northeast Pacific Ocean.

Scientists from OCEAN, and other collaborators, spent much of this summer laying down “nodes” on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, off the Pacific Northwest coast. Their goal? To monitor events in the ocean in real time, and to allow anyone else who wants it to access the same data. Pretty ambitious! Learn more from this story, where John Delaney and Deb Kelley are quoted, and check out the OOI site here.