AOSN MURI: AOSN Mooring Development and Operations
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The long-term goal of the AOSN MURI is to create and demonstrate a reactive survey system capable of long-term unattended deployments in harsh environments. We refer to such a system as an Autonomous Ocean Sampling Network 1. The particular elements of the AOSN addressed by this project are the moored docking and telemetry subsystems that allow data to be forwarded from the oceans interior to investigators on shore. Our goal is to develop these systems so that they are reliable, cost effective, and applicable to a variety of ocean measurement problems. Our objective was to build, test and deploy a pair of moorings in the Labrador Sea capable of supporting the AUV docking system and providing a reliable connection to a surface buoy equipped with 2-way satellite telemetry links. This objective was modified prior to the January 1998 cruise to deploy a single mooring. The second mooring was then designated a spare.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Submarine Engineering