The Cable has landed
By Sandra Hines News and Information
Starting the second week of August, check online for images and updates from the Visions’11 ocean expedition.
Submarine cables for the nation’s first regional cabled ocean observatory made landfall last week on the Oregon coast.
The cables eventually will provide power, transmit instructions and carry data back to scientists and the public from instruments installed across miles of seafloor and in the ocean.
Natural phenomena that occur throughout the world’s oceans will be studied, according to UW oceanography professor John Delaney, director and principal investigator of the regional scale nodes project, one part of the U.S. Ocean Observatories Initiative.