Array Network Facility (ANF)
Frank Vernon, firstname.lastname@example.org, IGPP
USArray, which is part of the EarthScope experiment, is a 15-year
program to place a dense network of permanent and portable seismic
stations across the continental United States. The seismic stations
record the energy released by earth movements - from the rumbling of
cars on the highway to the seismic waves released by the hundreds of
earthquakes that occur around the world every day. By analyzing the
records of earthquakes obtained from this dense grid of
seismometers, scientists can learn about Earth structure and
dynamics and the physical processes controlling earthquakes and
volcanoes. Since 2004 the SIO-based Array Network Facility component
of the EarthScope USArray project has been charged with ensuring all
the realtime data collected from the 400+ portable seismic stations
are transmitted, checked for quality, archived, and accessible
online for researchers and the general public.
Jon Berger, email@example.com, IGPP
HiSeasNet is a satellite communications network designed specifically to provide continuous Internet connectivity for oceanographic research ships and platforms. Access to the Internet is an integral part of nearly every research lab and office on land; extending this access to oceanographic ships--our seagoing laboratories--broadly impacts seagoing research activities.
- U.S. National Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool (OBSIP)
John Orcutt, firstname.lastname@example.org, IGPP
The U.S. National Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool provides instrumentation to support research to further our understanding of marine geology, seismology and geodynamics. Funded through the NSF, the Pool makes ocean bottom seismic equipment available to all interested researchers, to provide public organizations and to industry.
- Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS)
Eric Terrill, email@example.com, MPL
SCCOOS brings together coastal observations in the Southern California Bight to provide information necessary to address issues in climate change, ecosystem preservation and management, coastal water quality, maritime operations, coastal hazards and national security. As a science-based decision support system, SCCOOS works interactively with local, state and federal agencies, resource managers, industry, policy makers, educators, scientists and the general public to provide data, models and products that advance our understanding of the current and future state of our coastal and global environment.
- Ridge 2000
Donna Blackman, firstname.lastname@example.org, IGPP
Ridge 2000 is an interdisciplinary initiative to study Earth's oceanic spreading ridge system as an integrated whole, from its inception in the mantle to its manifestations in the biosphere and water column. The Ridge 2000 program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
As part of the Italian government's activities for the safeguarding of Venice
and its lagoon, Scripps researchers are conducting experiments to evaluate the ecological consequences of relocating dredged sediments in the lagoon.
Contact: Dimitri Deheyn
- SIO-BP Collaboration
John Orcutt, email@example.com, SIO-wide collaboration
In November 2004, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) and BP entered into a 3-year collaboration to design, construct, and deploy technologies aimed at better assessing marine geohazards. Investment from BP will also enable SIO to pioneer new technological development that is very difficult to fund through more traditional federal agencies. The innovative instrumentation and technologies developed/used in this program will also be useful in new academic, ocean observing programs well beyond this partnership. Likewise, the research performed under this collaborative agreement will hopefully permit BP scientists to better understand the magnitude of the processes that shape the sea floor, and therefore improve the design of offshore facilities.