NOAA Vents Program:
Part of NOAA's Pacific
Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL), dedicated to researching and
understanding hydrothermal venting processes. Since 1991, Vents
Acoustics/Geophysics Program has been using undersea hydrophones (in
partnership with the U.S. Navy) to detect undersea eruptions on the section
of the mid-ocean ridge off the northwest coast of North America in real
time. The Vents Program collects, analyzes, and archives historical and
time-series data of the NeMO site since 1984.
National Undersea Research
The West Coast center of NURP funds research expeditions (such as NeMO)
using submersibles such as the ROPOS ROV used in this project.
National Sea Grant Office:
Sea Grant is a partnership between universities and NOAA focused on making
the United States the world leader in marine research and the sustainable
development of marine resources.
National Sciences and Engineering
Research Council of Canada:
Canada's NSERC supports science and technology through university research
grants as well as partnerships between industry and universities. Much
of the ROV ROPOS technology has been
sponsored by NSERC.
Hatfield Marine Science
Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine
Science Center (HMSC) provides many facilities including the the Oregon
branch of the NOAA EOI Program, a public aquarium and outreach center,
docking pier for major research vessels and educational programs dedicated
to furthering K-12 science teaching.