OOI RSN

Type of System: 
cabled
some Navy
Location: 
Juan de Fuca Plate (Oregon/Washington USA)
Human Activity: 
fishing
shipping
1000 km
Natural Activity: 
hydrothermal vents
odontocetes
pinnipeds
whales
Projected Change: 
climate changes in animal distributions possible
Acoustics Operational: 
Yes
Units (Auto) Mode (Mobile): 
7 planned nodes - each with seismic sensors and broadband phones
Frequency Bandwith: 
5 Hz-1 kHz (seismic); 100 Hz-90 kHz (two overlapping broadband phones sampled 250 kHz)
Directionality: 
omni
Time Synch/Precision: 
1s
Duty Cycle: 
continuous
Data Downloads: 
real-time (data transmission rate 10 kB/s)
# Elements: 
notionally 7 nodes each with multiple sensors on each
Depth: 
variable (4 on shelf in 500-1000 m, 1 mid-plate in >3000 m and 2 on JdF Ridge in ~3000 m
Calibrated: 
Yes
Ancillary Data: 
various oceanographic and geophysical
Integration Possibility: 
Yes
Sponsor: 
NSF - OOI
ecosystem monitoring, research, education
Installation Life Expectancy: 
2011-12 laying cables; 2013 operational with possible additional acoustic elements later
Other: 
possible once operational (2013)