A seafloor observatory at an active underwater volcano
NeMO 2003 took place August 26 - September 8, 2003.
studies the dynamic interactions between submarine volcanic activity and
seafloor hotsprings at an observatory, Axial seamount. A volcanic eruption
occured at Axial in January 1998, destroying some hydrothermal vent sites
and creating new ones. Since then NeMO scientists have been assessing
the impact of the eruption and documenting the on-going changes in Axial's
The NeMO 2004 expedition will be September 18-28, 2004 (Seattle, Washington - Newport, Oregon)
Visit the calendar for 2003 expedition logbooks!
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Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2115 SE Oregon State University Way
Newport, OR 97365