WHOI Led Coalition Receives $220M Contract

The research vessel Neil Armstrong arrived to recover a surface mooring that is part of the OOI Global Array in the Irminger Sea south of Greenland in 2016. (Photo by James Kuo, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

WOODS HOLE – A coalition of academic and research organizations, led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, has been awarded a five-year contract to operate and maintain the Ocean Observatories Initiative.

The $220 million contract from the National Science Foundation will support the state-of-the-art marine facility that delivers data and insight to the ocean science community, policy-makers and the public.

Other partner institutions include the University of Washington, Oregon State University and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

The OOI is an advanced system of integrated, scientific platforms and sensors that measure physical, chemical, geological and biological properties in the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean.

More information about the OOI can be found here.

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