Archived News Briefs

Sunday April 18, 2010: the NANOOS/CMOP mooring at NH-10 was deployed today at 44 deg 37.97’ N, 124 deg 18.21’ W. The next mooring turnaround is scheduled for October 2010. Near real-time ocean and atmosphere information is available HERE.

Tursday March 19, 2009: the NANOOS/CMOP mooring at NH-10 was deployed today at 44 deg 37.97’ N, 124 deg 18.21’ W. The next mooring turnaround is scheduled for August 2009. Near real-time ocean and atmosphere information is available HERE.

Wednesday January 21, 2009: Significant Wave Height / Direction and Wind Speed / Direction forecasts are now available HERE!.

Friday November 14, 2008: Due to equipment failure we are no longer able to communicate with the OrCOOS NH10 buoy. Plots of NRT NH10 data will not be available until futher notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The next mooring turnaround is scheduled for March 2009.

Sunday September 14, 2008: the OrCOOS mooring at NH-10 was deployed today at 44 deg 37.93’ N, 124 deg 18.19’ W. The next mooring turnaround is scheduled for March 2009. Near real-time ocean information is available HERE.

Wednesday September 3, 2008: A tuna oriented SST forecast product is now available HERE. These fields, which are designed to hightlight water temperatures that tuna perfer, update every day at 12:30.

Thursday May 22, 2008: 6, 12, 18, 24, 48, 72, and 96 hour Wave Watch III Significant Wave Height & Direction and Wind Speed & Direction forecast fields for the Oregon and Washington coasts are now available HERE. These fields update every 6 hours starting at 11 am.

Thursday May 22, 2008: Photographs from various OrCOOS mooring recovery and deployment cruises are now available HERE.

Tuesday May 27, 2008: Click HERE to download a PDF copy of the May 27, 2008 OrCOOS news release.

Tursday April 10, 2008: the OrCOOS mooring at NH-10 was deployed today at 44 deg 37.97’ N, 124 deg 18.21’ W. The next mooring turnaround is scheduled for September 2008. Near real-time ocean and atmosphere information is available HERE.

Monday March 10, 2008: Steve Rumrill (SSNERR) will conduct a pre-upwelling baseline characterization of the Oregon continental shelf from 20 through 27 April 2008. The R/V McArthur will travel from Astoria to Cape Blanco, and measure pre-upwelling / pre-hypoxia DO values over the continental shelf at depth contours of 150 m and 300 m. If you would like to join this cruise as a member of the science team please contact Steve at Steve.Rumrill [at] state.or.us.

Monday March 10, 2008: OrCOOS NH10 mooring data are now available for download at orcoos.org. Currently, only data for the July — October 2006 deployment are available. Data collected during subsequent deployments will be released in the coming weeks.

Friday February 8, 2008: Plots of near real-time water temperarture, salinity and dissloved oxygen data for the Yaquina Bay estuary are now available at orcoos.org.

Tuesday February 5, 2008: It is anticipated that the OrCOOS NH10 mooring will be redeployed in early April 2008. Once known, an exact date will be posted at orcoos.org.

Sunday December 9, 2007: The OrCOOS NH10 was successfully recovered ealier today. Once known, a redeployment date will be posted at orcoos.org.

Thursday December 6, 2007: nowcast and forecast ocean bottom current and salinity fields are now available HERE.

Tuesday December 4, 2007: The OrCOOS NH10 buoy went adrift on 3 December 2007 at approximately 12 AM PDT. It is currently (9 am PDT 6 December 2007) located at 45deg 44.4’ N; 124deg 1.3’ W, about 15 nm south of Seaside (10 nm north of Garibaldi) near Cape Falcon. A resuce operation is planned for the weekend of 8 Decmber 2007.

Friday November 9, 2007: the new OrCOOS mooring at NH-10 was deployed today at 44 deg 37.98’ N, 124 deg 18.21’ W. The next mooring turnaround is scheduled for April 2008. Near real-time ocean information is available HERE.

Tuesday November 6, 2007: the OrCOOS NH-10 mooring was successfully recovered.

Tuesday August 14, 2007: the OrCOOS mooring at NH-10 was redeployed today at 44 deg 37.98’ N, 124 deg 18.21’ W. The next mooring turnaround is scheduled for November 2007. Near real-time mooring data is available HERE.

Wednesday July 25, 2007: OrCOOS Director Jack Barth delivered a presentation, entitled “Autonomous underwater glider observations off central Oregon and the Oregon Coastal Ocean Observing System (OrCOOS)”, to attendees of the Coastal Zone 2007 conference.

Thursday June 14, 2007 Plots of RV Elakha flow-through data are now available at orcoos.org. These data are available HERE

Friday May 25, 2007: Craig Risien attended a CROOS meeting that was held at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, OR. For more information on the Collaborative Research on Oregon Ocean Salmon project please click HERE.

Wednesday May 2, 2007: Kipp Sherman and Craig Risien attended an Oregon Sea Grant sponsored workshop that focused on the long-term marine research and information needs of the Oregon coast. The output from this workshop, which was held in Depoe Bay, OR, will be incorporated into a plan that assesses the long-term marine research and information needs of the US west coast. For more information please click HERE.

Friday April 13, 2007: the OrCOOS mooring at NH-10 was redeployed today at 44 deg 38.00’ N, 124 deg 18.23’ W. The next mooring turnaround is scheduled for August 2007. Near real-time mooring data is available HERE.

Wednesday April 4, 2007: the OrCOOS NH-10 mooring was successfully recovered. The mooring will be serviced over the next 5 days and redeployed on Thursday April 12.

Friday March 16, 2007: OrCOOS is now acting as a clearing house for information related to hypoxia research in Pacific Northwest waters. A 2007 hypoxia research calendar is available HERE. For more information on hypoxia off the Oregon coast please click HERE

Tuesday March 13, 2007: Jack Barth, Mike Kosro and Craig Risien attended a Scientists and Fishermen Exchange (SAFE) meeting. The meeting was held at Englund Marine in Newport, OR. Scott McMullen, Chair of the Ocean Policy Advisory Council, and Flaxen Conway, Oregon Sea Grant Extension, led a discussion that centered around the issue of ocean zoning.

Monday January 29, 2007: the OrCOOS mooring at NH-10 was redeployed today at 44 deg 38.00’ N, 124 deg 18.22’ W. The next mooring turnaround is scheduled for April. Near real-time mooring data is available HERE.

Thursday December 7, 2006: orcoos.org is now archiving GOES SST and MODIS SST & CHL plots. The archive galleries are avaliable HERE.

Monday November 13, 2006: nowcast and forecast sea surface temperature and sea surface current information is now available at orcoos.org.

Thursday November 9, 2006: the OrCOOS mooring at NH-10 was recovered about 25 miles north of its original location (44.65N 124.31W) after it broke free of its anchor. Due to this unexpected event data are unavailable until further notice.

Saturday October 28, 2006: OrCOOS Director Jack Barth delivered a presentation, entitled “Physical Processes and Characteristics”, to attendees of the Heceta Head Coastal Conference.

Thursday October 26, 2006: the OrCOOS mooring at NH-10 was redeployed today at 44.62oN, 124.53oW. The next mooring turnaround is scheduled for April. Near real-time mooring data is available HERE.

Friday October 20, 2006: the OrCOOS mooring at NH-10 was successfully recovered. The mooring will be redeployed on Thursday October 26.