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Final testing

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 19th, 2011

An in-shore mooring test off Yaquina Head is part of the $386 million Ocean Observatories project that involves Newport as a key site. Researchers plan to deploy gliders and other equipment in 2012. (Courtesy photo by Craig Risien, OSU)

Ocean observatory project moves toward deployment

Oregon State University researchers should launch a fleet of undersea gliders in 2012 and deploy new moored ocean-observing platforms in 2013 as the installation phase of the National Science Foundationís $386 million Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI), which includes Newport as a key site, moves closer to deployment.

The project reached a benchmark earlier this year when two fiber optic cables were connected to a shore facility in Pacific City.

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