PMEL's GTMBA Project has partnered with other institutions in the design and implementation of the Ocean Sustained Interdisciplinary Timeseries Environment observation System (OceanSITES), a worldwide network of deep water reference stations providing high temporal resolution data in real time for ocean research and environmental forecasting. TAO Project OceanSITES contributions include all ATLAS moorings within the TAO/TRITON, PIRATA, and RAMA arrays. In addition, embedded within these arrays are several specially instrumented reference sites for air-sea heat, moisture and momentum fluxes. Several moorings also support OceanSITES observatories for carbon and biological measurements in collaboration with PMEL's CO2 Program and the LOCEAN CO2 Program at the University of Paris VI.
Click here to see a full list of the of organizations contributing to the collection of tropical moored buoy array data. There are many related OceanSITES projects in other parts of the world ocean.
Michael J. McPhaden
GTMBA Project Director