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New ACO instruments were installed during the ACO-3 cruise on 2014/11/1: video-camera, lights, CTD, ADCP, acoustic modem.

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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.