End of Leg 7

September 30, 2014

Leg 7 of VISIONS '14 was only a single dive, to deploy a cabled surface-piercing profiler at the Oregon Shelf site. This successful dive concludes the entire summer of deployments on a high note.
Calm before the storm

September 23, 2014

After two long and complex mooring deployments on Leg5, the Thompson is headed back to Newport to gear up for the next leg and to weather a huge storm brewing just offshore.
Brief port call between mooring deployments

September 18, 2014

After a successful deployment of the vertical mooring at Axial Base, the Thomas G Thompson returned to Newport, OR to reload the back deck for the next mooring deployment at Slope Base.
Leg 5A Summary Axial Base

September 16, 2014

The engineering/science team and the crew of the ROV ROPOS and the R/V Thomas G. Thompson worked tirelessly and continuously for 30 hours to deploy a large and unique mooring at the base of Axial Seamount.
VISIONS14 Leg 4 Comes to an End

September 11, 2014

The main message for today's update is an overwhelming thank you to the crew of the R/V Thompson and the ROPOS team for their hard work....
Fire Hose Of Methane Out of Southern Hydrate Ridge

September 09, 2014

During a long dive to Southern Hydrate Ridge last night and into the morning today, all of this site is now completely installed
Work, Weather, and Life in the Oceans

September 07, 2014

The past few days have seen the cessation of high winds and seas, so we have been able to resume diving.
Troubleshooting, Weather, and the Dependable

September 04, 2014

The past few days have seen long days of work as we adjust and respond to ever-changing events associated with Mother Nature, two-ship operations, and installing some of the most complicated, technologically advanced systems
How Much Methane Comes Out of The Seafloor

September 02, 2014

An important question for many researchers is "how much methane comes out of the seafloor? - we are striving to help answer this...
Imaging Einstein's Grotto

August 31, 2014

Last evening, we again visited Neptunea's Garden, a vast expanse of Neptunea snails laying eggs that form yellow, woven-like stalks. It was a very busy night and today is more intense.
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