Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 31 | Number 1 | March 2018

Special Issue on the Ocean Observatories Initiative

On the Cover: The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) is a National Science Foundation major research facility operated as a community resource, providing continuous delivery of ocean and seafloor data from the coast to the open ocean in the Atlantic and the Pacific. The map shows the locations of the seven OOI arrays (image credit: OOI Cabled Array program & the Center for Environmental Visualization, University of Washington). Inset photos show infrastructure from the Coastal, Global, and Cabled Arrays (clockwise from top): deployment of a Pioneer Array Coastal Surface Mooring from R/V Atlantis (credit: OOI Pioneer Array Program, WHOI); Irminger Sea Global Surface Mooring waits on the deck of R/V Knorr for deployment (credit: OOI Global Array Program, WHOI); Endurance Array Coastal Surface Mooring components await deployment (credit: OOI Global Array Program, OSU); digital still camera deployed on Axial Seamount captures the El Gordo hydrothermal vent and attached OOI Cabled Array instrumentation (credit: NSF-OOI/UW/ISS; Dive R1839; V15).
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FROM THE GUEST EDITORS • Introduction to the Special Issue on the Ocean Observatories Initiative
By Leslie M. Smith, Timothy J. Cowles, Robert D. Vaillancourt, and Subbarao Yelisetti

The Ocean Observatories Initiative
By Leslie M. Smith, John A. Barth, Deborah S. Kelley, Al Plueddemann, Ivan Rodero, Greg A. Ulses, Michael F. Vardaro, and Robert Weller

SIDEBAR > Accessing OOI Data
By Michael F. Vardaro and Janice McDonnell

Deep Convection in the Irminger Sea Observed with a Dense Mooring Array
By M. Femke de Jong, Marilena Oltmanns, Johannes Karstensen, and Laura de Steur

The Changing Nature of Shelf-Break Exchange Revealed by the OOI Pioneer Array
By Glen Gawarkiewicz, Robert E. Todd, Weifeng Zhang, Jacob Partida, Avijit Gangopadhyay, Mahmud-Ul-Hasan Monim, Paula Fratantoni, Anna Malek Mercer, and Margaret Dent

SIDEBAR > SeaView: Bringing Together an Ocean of Data
By Karen Stocks, Steve Diggs, Christopher Olson, Anh Pham, Robert Arko, Adam Shepherd, and Danie Kinkade

Atmospheric and Offshore Forcing of Temperature Variability at the Shelf Break
By Ke Chen, Glen Gawarkiewicz, and Albert Plueddemann

Temporal and Spatial Dynamics of Physical and Biological Properties along the Endurance Array of the California Current Ecosystem
By Fernanda Henderikx Freitas, Gonzalo S. Saldías, Miguel Goñi, R. Kipp Shearman, and Angelicque E. White

Warm Blobs, Low-Oxygen Events, and an Eclipse: The Ocean Observatories Initiative Endurance Array Captures Them All
By John A. Barth, Jonathan P. Fram, Edward P. Dever, Craig M. Risien, Chris E. Wingard, Robert W. Collier, and Thomas D. Kearney

The Role of the Ocean Observatories Initiative in Monitoring the Offshore Earthquake Activity of the Cascadia Subduction Zone
By Anne M. Tréhu, William S.D. Wilcock, Rose Hilmo, Paul Bodin, Jon Connolly, Emily C. Roland, and Jochen Braunmiller

The Recent Volcanic History of Axial Seamount: Geophysical Insights into Past Eruption Dynamics with an Eye Toward Enhanced Observations of Future Eruptions
By William S.D. Wilcock, Robert P. Dziak, Maya Tolstoy, William W. Chadwick Jr., Scott L. Nooner, DelWayne R. Bohnenstiehl, Jacqueline Caplan-Auerbach, Felix Waldhauser, Adrien F. Arnulf, Christian Baillard, Tai-Kwan Lau, Joseph H. Haxel, Yen Joe Tan, Charles Garcia, Samuel Levy, and M. Everett Mann

A Tale of Two Eruptions: How Data from Axial Seamount Led to a Discovery on the East Pacific Rise
By Maya Tolstoy, William S.D. Wilcock, Yen Joe Tan, and Felix Waldhauser

Deep-Sea Volcanic Eruptions Create Unique Chemical and Biological Linkages Between the Subsurface Lithosphere and the Oceanic Hydrosphere
By Rachel L. Spietz, David A. Butterfield, Nathaniel J. Buck, Benjamin I. Larson, William W. Chadwick Jr., Sharon L. Walker, Deborah S. Kelley, and Robert M. Morris

SIDEBAR > Get Engaged with the Ocean Observatories Initiative
By Greg A. Ulses, Leslie M. Smith, and Timothy J. Cowles

Education and Public Engagement in OOI: Lessons Learned from the Field
By Janice McDonnell, Annette deCharon, C. Sage Lichtenwalner, Kristin Hunter-Thomson, Catherine Halversen, Oscar Schofield, Scott Glenn, Carrie Ferraro, Carla Lauter, and James Hewlett

Special Issue Guest Editors

Leslie M. Smith, Consortium for Ocean Leadership
Timothy J. Cowles, Oregon State University (emeritus)
Robert D. Vaillancourt, Millersville University
Subbarao Yelisetti, Texas A&M University-Kingsville


Production of this issue of Oceanography was supported by the Consortium for Ocean Leadership through National Science Foundation Cooperative Support Agreement OCE-1026342.