|Undersea Volcano Monitoring
: NeMO Net: A near-real-time system which will link instruments located in the caldera of an active submarine volcano, 1 mile underwater and about 300 miles off Oregon's coast, to the Internet.
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 (see representative data below) will be succeeded by a more advanced system during a cruise beginning June 29, 2000. The new system, also to be located at the NeMO seafloor site, is planned to be operational for a year. (See Location Map).
|Hydrothermal vent image
|The camera's view of young tubeworms colonizing a warm water spring located in a lava flow which erupted in 1998.
|More info on the temperature probes
Move cursor over links below to see temperatures from the three probes:
US Department of Commerce | NOAA | PMEL | EOI Program