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The ACO website will be down on June 28, 2018 due to scheduled network maintenance.

New instruments were installed during the ACO-6 cruise on 6/20/2018 (hydrophone, secondary node). BSP1 and BSP2 disconnected from ACO until further notice. Data affected: CTD2, CTD3, Pressure and Fluorometer.

Proposals

The currently established ALOHA Cabled Observatory (ACO) is the product of a proposal submitted to the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2009. Key development of the ACO was provided by two proposals submitted in 2003. The ANZCAN - ALOHA Observatory Major Research Instrumentation proposal provided the infrastructure (power and two-way communication) for a real-time observatory at Station ALOHA. Meanwhile, the SENSORS: ALOHA Mooring Sensor Network and Adaptive Sampling proposal provided a demonstration of the scientific potential of combining adaptive sampling methods with a deep-ocean sensor network at Station ALOHA.