|Undersea Volcano Monitoring|
: NeMO Net: A near-real-time system which links instruments located in the caldera of an active submarine volcano, 1 mile underwater and about 250 miles off Oregon's coast, to the Internet.
|Hydrothermal vent image|
This is the latest image from Bag City Vent. Click image for full-size view (larger file). The evolving blurry areas in the image are probably small colonies of microorganisms which are in the process of colonizing the viewing window of the camera's pressure housing.See how these patches are changing between images at the archive site.
NEW!-See the movie (mpg format) of all the images.
|More info on the temperature probes|
|NeMO NeT Vent site description||is a breakthrough in ocean engineering utilizing an acoustic modem to relay data from three temperature probes and a camera to a moored buoy, which in turn send the data to NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory via a GOES satellite. The prototype system, operational for one month in 1999 was succeeded in July 2000 by a more advanced system. The new system uses an ORBCOMM satellite system to send and receive commands and data from shore to the seafloor.|
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