OOI Team Sets Sail for Station Papa

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Melville Sets Sail in Portage Bay Seattle
Melville Casts Off

The R/V Melville  cast off on July 15, 2013, from the UW dock, headed for Station Papa to deploy OOI infrastructure. Photo by Mike Mulvihill.

With the OOI regional cabled observatory team working at sea on the R/V Thompson, another OOI expedition set sail yesterday from the University of Washington dock in Seattle. Onboard the Scripps/U.S. Navy R/V Melville is an OOI team led by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, with their partners at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The team will be deploying the first global site of the OOI infrastructure at the Station Papa location in the Gulf of Alaska. More details are available here.