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Instruments

The OOI manages and integrates data from the over 800 instruments deployed amongst its seven arrays. Instruments are located on a myriad of platforms including gliders, AUVs, surface buoys, profilers, inductive mooring cables, and seafloor junction boxes. Overall there are nearly 75 models of specialized instrumentation used throughout the OOI that collect over 200 unique data products.

To learn more about a specific type of instrument, where it is located, and the data products associated with it, select it from the list below.

Instrument Name Primary Discipline
VEL3D 3-D Single Point Velocity Meter (VEL3D) Physical
ADCP ADCP (ADCP) Physical
Benthic Fluid Flow (FLOBN) Chemical
ZPLS Bio-acoustic Sonar (ZPLS) Biological
BOTPT Bottom Pressure and Tilt (BOTPT) Geological
Broadband Acoustic Receiver (Hydrophone) (HYDBB) Physical
Broadband Ocean Bottom Seismometer (OBSBB) Geological
Bulk Meteorology Instrument Package (METBK) Physical
CTD (CTD) Physical
TMPSF Diffuse Vent Fluid 3-D Temperature Array (TMPSF) Physical
Digital Still Camera (CAMDS) Biological
Direct Covariance Flux (FDCHP) Physical
Dissolved Oxygen (DO2) Chemical
Engineering (ENG) Engineering
Fluorometer (FLUOR) Biological
CAMHD HD Digital Video Camera (CAMHD) Geological
Horizontal Electric Field, Pressure and Inverted Echo Sounder (HPIES) Physical
Hydrothermal Vent Fluid In-situ Chemistry (THSPH) Chemical
Hydrothermal Vent Fluid Interactive Sampler (RASFL) Chemical
Hydrothermal Vent Fluid Temperature and Resistivity (TRHPH) Geological
Low Frequency Acoustic Receiver (Hydrophone) (HYDLF) Physical
Mass Spectrometer (MASSP) Chemical
Nitrate (NUTNR) Chemical
Osmosis-Based Water Sampler (OSMOI) Chemical
Particulate DNA Sampler (PPSDN) Biological
pCO2 Air-Sea (PCO2A) Chemical
pCO2 Water (PCO2W) Chemical
Photosynthetically Available Radiation (PARAD) Biological
Seafloor Pressure (PRESF) Physical
Seawater pH (PHSEN) Chemical
Short-Period Ocean Bottom Seismometer (OBSSP) Geological
Single Point Velocity Meter (VELPT) Physical
Spectral Irradiance (SPKIR) Physical
Spectrophotometer (OPTAA) Biological
Surface Wave Spectra (WAVSS) Physical
Tidal Seafloor Pressure (PREST) Physical