Gallery: The Ocean Observatories Initiative Is a “Hubble Telescope for ...

 

In order to fully understand the world’s oceans a new program called The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) has just been launched. The program will span 25-years and be responsible for managing a networked set of 100s of sensor instruments that will sit in the ocean, take measurements, send data back to a massive data infrastructure, and make data-sets and reports available to oceanographers, scientists, educators, and the public on a very broad scale. In short, it is a Hubble Telescope for observing the world’s oceans.

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