The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is a private not for profit institution dedicated to research and education to advance understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicating this understanding for the benefit of society. Because of its location in the northeastern United States and because of the importance of the Atlantic Ocean to the earth system, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has had an ongoing strong interest in observing and understanding the Atlantic Ocean. WHOI is an Implementing Organization of the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI), and is the lead on the deployment and maintenance (planned for 25 years) of a four mooring and five glider observatory in the Irminger Sea. At the same time WHOI Principal Investigators (PIs) play a leading role in the OSNAP array being deployed in the North Atlantic in 2014 and in ongoing deployments of Argo profiling floats in the Atlantic. WHOI PIs also play a lead role in the OOI’s Pioneer Array, an innovative array of moorings, gliders, and AUVs spanning the continental shelf break in the Mid-Atlantic Bight. WHOI is also working on projects for sharing and exchange of multi-disciplinary ocean data. WHOI is in dialog with U.S. funding agencies about a proposed role as a coordinator of U.S. ocean sciences activities in the Atlantic and adjacent Arctic.
WHOI is supporting following tasks:
- WHOI is interested in WP1 (Tasks 1.1, 1.2, 1.3), WP2 (Task 2.1), WP3 (Tasks 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6), WP4 (Tasks 4.1, 4.2, 4.3), WP5 (Tasks 5.1, 5.2), WP6 (Task 6.1, Task 6.2, Task 6.4), WP7 (Tasks 7.1 to 7.5), WP9 (Tasks 9.1, 9.2, and 9.3)
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