Deepwater Mooring Designs for Ocean Observatory Science

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Mooring systems that deliver power and data communication to sub-sea instrumentation figure prominently in future plans to build ocean observatories. Currently, this technology is immature and technological advancements need to be made before such systems are ready to be routinely implemented. This paper describes the current state of the art in mooring systems appropriate to the deepwater ocean observatory context and outlines the technological challenges that need to be addressed in order to realize moored ocean observatories as envisioned for the next generation of ocean observing systems.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: June 1, 2004

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  • The Marine Technology Society Journal is the flagship publication of the Marine Technology Society. It publishes the highest caliber, peer-reviewed papers on subjects of interest to the society: marine technology, ocean science, marine policy and education. The Journal is dedicated to publishing timely special issues on emerging ocean community concerns while also showcasing general interest and student-authored works.
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