Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 31 | Number 1 | March 2018

Special Issue on the Ocean Observatories Initiative

On the Cover: The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) is a National Science Foundation major research facility operated as a community resource, providing continuous delivery of ocean and seafloor data from the coast to the open ocean in the Atlantic and the Pacific. The map shows the locations of the seven OOI arrays (image credit: OOI Cabled Array program & the Center for Environmental Visualization, University of Washington). Inset photos show infrastructure from the Coastal, Global, and Cabled Arrays (clockwise from top): deployment of a Pioneer Array Coastal Surface Mooring from R/V Atlantis (credit: OOI Pioneer Array Program, WHOI); Irminger Sea Global Surface Mooring waits on the deck of R/V Knorr for deployment (credit: OOI Global Array Program, WHOI); Endurance Array Coastal Surface Mooring components await deployment (credit: OOI Global Array Program, OSU); digital still camera deployed on Axial Seamount captures the El Gordo hydrothermal vent and attached OOI Cabled Array instrumentation (credit: NSF-OOI/UW/ISS; Dive R1839; V15).
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FROM THE GUEST EDITORS • Introduction to the Special Issue on the Ocean Observatories Initiative
Smith, L.M., T.J. Cowles, R.D. Vaillancourt, and S. Yelisetti. 2018. Introduction to the special issue on the Ocean Observatories Initiative. Oceanography 31(1):12–15, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.104.

The Ocean Observatories Initiative
Smith, L.M., J.A. Barth, D.S. Kelley, A. Plueddemann, I. Rodero, G.A. Ulses, M.F. Vardaro, and R. Weller. 2018. The Ocean Observatories Initiative. Oceanography 31(1):16–35, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.105.

SIDEBAR > Accessing OOI Data
Vardaro, M.F., and J. McDonnell. 2018. Accessing OOI data. Oceanography 31(1):36–37, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.106.

On the Relationship Between the Global Ocean Observing System and the Ocean Observatories Initiative
Lindstrom, E. 2018. On the relationship between the Global Ocean Observing System and the Ocean Observatories Initiative. Oceanography 31(1):38–41, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.107.

The North Atlantic Biological Pump: Insights from the Ocean Observatories Initiative Irminger Sea Array
Palevsky, H.I., and D.P. Nicholson. 2018. The North Atlantic biological pump: Insights from the Ocean Observatories Initiative Irminger Sea Array. Oceanography 31(1):42–49, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.108.

Deep Convection in the Irminger Sea Observed with a Dense Mooring Array
de Jong, M.F., M. Oltmanns, J. Karstensen, and L. de Steur. 2018. Deep convection in the Irminger Sea observed with a dense mooring array. Oceanography 31(1):50–59, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.109.

The Changing Nature of Shelf-Break Exchange Revealed by the OOI Pioneer Array
Gawarkiewicz, G., R.E. Todd, W. Zhang, J. Partida, A. Gangopadhyay, M.-U.-H. Monim, P. Fratantoni, A. Malek Mercer, and M. Dent. 2018. The changing nature of shelf-break exchange revealed by the OOI Pioneer Array. Oceanography 31(1):60–70, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.110.

SIDEBAR > SeaView: Bringing Together an Ocean of Data
Stocks, K., S. Diggs, C. Olson, A. Pham, R. Arko, A. Shepherd, and D. Kinkade. 2018. SeaView: Bringing together an ocean of data. Oceanography 31(1):71, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.111.

Atmospheric and Offshore Forcing of Temperature Variability at the Shelf Break
Chen, K., G. Gawarkiewicz, and A. Plueddemann. 2018. Atmospheric and offshore forcing of temperature variability at the shelf break: Observations from the OOI Pioneer Array. Oceanography 31(1):72–79, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.112.

Temporal and Spatial Dynamics of Physical and Biological Properties along the Endurance Array of the California Current Ecosystem
Henderikx Freitas, F., G.S. Saldías, M. Goñi, R.K. Shearman, and A.E. White. 2018. Temporal and spatial dynamics of physical and biological properties along the Endurance Array of the California Current ecosystem. Oceanography 31(1):80–89, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.113.

Warm Blobs, Low-Oxygen Events, and an Eclipse: The Ocean Observatories Initiative Endurance Array Captures Them All
Barth, J.A., J.P. Fram, E.P. Dever, C.M. Risien, C.E. Wingard, R.W. Collier, and T.D. Kearney. 2018. Warm blobs, low-oxygen events, and an eclipse: The Ocean Observatories Initiative Endurance Array captures them all. Oceanography 31(1):90–97, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.114.

Power from Benthic Microbial Fuel Cells Drives Autonomous Sensors and Acoustic Modems
Reimers, C.E., and M. Wolf. 2018. Power from benthic microbial fuel cells drives autonomous sensors and acoustic modems. Oceanography 31(1):98–103, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.115.

The Role of the Ocean Observatories Initiative in Monitoring the Offshore Earthquake Activity of the Cascadia Subduction Zone
Tréhu, A.M., W.S.D. Wilcock, R. Hilmo, P. Bodin, J. Connolly, E.C. Roland, and J. Braunmiller. 2018. The role of the Ocean Observatories Initiative in monitoring the offshore earthquake activity of the Cascadia subduction zone. Oceanography 31(1):104–113, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.116.

The Recent Volcanic History of Axial Seamount: Geophysical Insights into Past Eruption Dynamics with an Eye Toward Enhanced Observations of Future Eruptions
Wilcock, W.S.D., R.P. Dziak, M. Tolstoy, W.W. Chadwick Jr., S.L. Nooner, D.R. Bohnenstiehl, J. Caplan-Auerbach, F. Waldhauser, A.F. Arnulf, C. Baillard, T.-K. Lau, J.H. Haxel, Y.J. Tan, C. Garcia, S. Levy, and M.E. Mann. 2018. The recent volcanic history of Axial Seamount: Geophysical insights into past eruption dynamics with an eye toward enhanced observations of future eruptions. Oceanography 31(1):114–123, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.117.

A Tale of Two Eruptions: How Data from Axial Seamount Led to a Discovery on the East Pacific Rise
Tolstoy, M., W.S.D. Wilcock, Y.J. Tan, and F. Waldhauser. 2018. A tale of two eruptions: How data from Axial Seamount led to a discovery on the East Pacific Rise. Oceanography 31(1):124–125, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.118.

SIDEBAR > Axial Seamount Biology Catalog
Bigham, K. 2018. Axial Seamount Biology Catalog. Oceanography 31(1):127, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.119.

Deep-Sea Volcanic Eruptions Create Unique Chemical and Biological Linkages Between the Subsurface Lithosphere and the Oceanic Hydrosphere
Spietz, R.L., D.A. Butterfield, N.J. Buck, B.I. Larson, W.W. Chadwick Jr., S.L. Walker, D.S. Kelley, and R.M. Morris. 2018. Deep-sea volcanic eruptions create unique chemical and biological linkages between the subsurface lithosphere and the oceanic hydrosphere. Oceanography 31(1):128–135, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.120.

SIDEBAR > Get Engaged with the Ocean Observatories Initiative
Ulses, G.A., L.M. Smith, and T.J. Cowles. 2018. Get engaged with the Ocean Observatories Initiative. Oceanography 31(1):136–137, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.121.

Education and Public Engagement in OOI: Lessons Learned from the Field
McDonnell, J., A. deCharon, C.S. Lichtenwalner, K. Hunter-Thomson, C. Halversen, O. Schofield, S. Glenn, C. Ferraro, C. Lauter, and J. Hewlett. 2018. Education and public engagement in OOI: Lessons learned from the field. Oceanography 31(1):138–146, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.122.

SIDEBAR > Seastate: Experiential C-STEM Learning Through Environmental Sensor Building
Kelley, D.S., and D. Grünbaum. 2018. Seastate: Experiential C-STEM learning through environmental sensor building. Oceanography 31(1):147, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.123.


QUARTERDECK • The Squirrelly Thing About Knowledge
Kappel, E.S. 2018. The squirrelly thing about knowledge. Oceanography 31(1):5, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.100.

FROM THE PRESIDENT • On Mentoring of Graduate Students
Mix, A.C. 2018. On mentoring of graduate students. Oceanography 31(1):7, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.101.

RIPPLE MARKS • Icon of Chesapeake Winter Still Graces the Bay
Dybas, C.L. 2018. Icon of Chesapeake winter still graces the bay. Oceanography 31(1):8–11, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.102.

THE OCEANOGRAPHY CLASSROOM • Are You a Marine Major or Minor?
Boxall, S. 2018. Are you a marine major or minor? Oceanography 31(1):148–149, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2018.103.

CAREER PROFILES • Options and Insights
Career profiles—Options and Insights. 2018. Oceanography 31(1):150–152.

Special Issue Guest Editors

Leslie M. Smith, Consortium for Ocean Leadership
Timothy J. Cowles, Oregon State University (emeritus)
Robert D. Vaillancourt, Millersville University
Subbarao Yelisetti, Texas A&M University-Kingsville


Production of this issue of Oceanography was supported by the Consortium for Ocean Leadership through National Science Foundation Cooperative Support Agreement OCE-1026342.