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OOI-Station-Map_Cabled_Array_2015-01-12The National Science Foundation has awarded $11.8 million to Rutgers to launch and operate the Oceans Observatories Initiative’s data system.

The data center for the pioneering Ocean Observatories Initiative, which collects and shares data from more than 800 sophisticated instruments and a transmission network across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, is now operating at Rutgers University.

Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) is collecting, processing and sharing vast amounts of data on the oceans. The Rutgers team, which includes the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute and Rutgers University Center of Ocean Observing Leadership, was awarded an initial two-year, $11.8 million contract by the NSF-funded Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) project management office to design, build and now operate the OOI cyberinfrastructure. OOI has an intended lifetime of 25 years. Read more here.