Mooring Deployment aboard R/V Oceanus

May 2011, NSF SEEP Project Barbados Mooring Cruise. Dr. Roy He at far left.

OOMG Group Photo

OOMG members 7/2014

OOMG members (l to r): Xiangming Zeng, Yanlin Gong, Yizhen Li, Jennifer Warrillow, Roy He, Zuo George Xue, Austin Todd, Taylor Shropshire, Joe Zambon, and Zhigang Yao

Alvin Dive and R/V Atlantis cruise, Spring 2014

PI Roy He took a trip to the depths in Alvin, the small Human Occupied Vehicle (HOV) operated from the R/V Atlantis, in early summer 2014. He descended 2500 m into the Gulf of Mexico.

Both Alvin and R/V Atlantis are owned by the U.S. Navy and operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

View the photo gallery from the dive.

Debra Hernandez, Executive Director of SECOORA, visits OOMG

OOMG and Debra Hernandez

Debra Hernandez, Executive Director of the South East Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA), visited the OOMG in March 2014.

from left to right: Xiangming Zeng, Zhigang Yao, Austin Todd, Debra Hernandez, Ruoying He, Joseph Zambon, Yanlin Gong, and Yizhen Li. (not pictured: Zuo “George” Xue, Jennifer Warrillow)

Gulf of Mexico Drifter Tracker

This display animates the NCSU SABGOM model-simulated trajectories of surface floats released within the South Atlantic Bight and the Gulf of Mexico on the day of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (April 20, 2010) and where they would drift for the following six months.

To see the trajectory of a surface float, click a starting location within the light shaded area in the Gulf of Mexico or the South Atlantic Bight. The drifter track will automatically animate along a precomputed path (indicated by a black line).

go to Tracker

Project team: Ruoying He, Zhigang Yao and Zuo Xue (North Carolina State University); Jean Ann Bowman and Piers Chapman (Texas A&M University); and Oliver Fringer (Stanford University).

display design: Gene Cooper (Four Chambers Studio)

Funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI).

Ocean Glider Surveying Off Southeast Coast and Marine Protected Areas

The University of South Florida’s Teledyne Webb Research Slocum Glider was deployed off the Atlantic coast of Florida to detect hotspots of reef fish activity in and around marine protected areas. The regional-scale nowcast/forecast ocean modeling system developed by the OMG group at NCSU will assist the glider’s navigation as it travels north along the Atlantic continental shelf, heading as far north as South Carolina.

real-time glider location