Expedition Update - Visions' 14

VISIONS' 14 Expedition

Completing the construction of the Regional Scale Nodes cabled ocean observatory

For just over 12 weeks, we were out at sea on-board the R/V Thomas G. Thompson with the University of Washington (UW) for the VISIONS '14 expedition which ran from the 13th of July to October 6th, 2014. For the third year, our role was to install the secondary infrastructure of the OOI Regional Scale Nodes cabled ocean observatory with the UW Ocean Observatory Initiative (OOI) team of oceanographers and engineers. On all fronts, this expedition was a resounding success which marked the transition between RSN's construction to its operation and maintenance. As always, CSSF and its staff enjoyed the many challenges brought forward by this ambitious project.

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Expedition Update - L3 MariPro

ROPOS’ first expedition of the year was in support of L3 MariPro onboard the C/S Dependable. The primary objective of this expedition was for ROPOS to assist in the recovery and repair of a Primary Science Node that will be used by the Regional Scale Nodes program.

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CSSF helps find and recover crashed arctic helicopter

On September 9th 2013, the CCGS Amundsen’s helicopter crashed taking the life of all 3 of its occupants. While we understand the arctic to be a dangerous place this terrible event sent shockwaves through our team. We have been working with the Amundsen and the ArcticNet team since 2007 and were glad to be able to answer their call for assistance for the impromptu search and recovery expedition by sending two of our pilots from the R/V Falkor expedition to the CCGS Amundsen to operate the ArcticNet’s Sub-Atlantic Super Mohawk ROV and to provide expertise on these difficult operations.

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