This month, McLane heads to sea on the first cruise leaving Woods Hole on board the R/V Neil Armstrong. GM Jon Mogul and an one of our engineers will join the science party as they travel to the Pioneer Array off the coast of New England. The Pioneer Array is a coastal observatory operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and is part of the NSF-funded Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). The cruise mission includes the turnaround of McLane Moored Profilers, which are key instruments on Pioneer Array moorings.
The R/V Armstrong is the newest research vessel in the Woods Hole Oceanographic fleet and arrived in Woods Hole in early April. Though McLane’s voyage will last a mere week, the R/V Neil Armstrong, can support a complement of 44 for 40 days at sea, and is expected to be in service to science for the next 50 years. The MMP vertically profiles the water column along a fixed subsurface wire carrying an array of sensors. Contact us for more information about our Profilers, Samplers, and Flotation.