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Tour the Ocean Observing Center

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Come tour OSU’s Ocean Observing Center and see the giant surface buoys, seafloor platforms and underwater robots that OSU scientists use to explore the ocean off the Pacific Northwest coast. The Ocean Observing Center is home to OSU’s part of the Ocean Observatories Initiative, the largest civilian oceanography project in history. Come see how oceanographers and engineers use specialized underwater sensors to monitor changing ocean conditions off Oregon and Washington, from Warm Blobs, low-oxygen events and even the ocean response to the recent solar eclipse. You’ll see specialized laboratories, a high bay for instrument and buoy preparation, and equipment such as forklifts, a gantry crane, and a water tank for ballasting autonomous underwater gliders. 


Ocean Observing Center
Shelly Signs
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