The MOE (Mooring Operations and Engineering) Group at the Woods hole Oceanographic institution is a specialized team of personnel that custom designs and builds, as well as deploys and recovers, advanced research mooring systems. The group works year-round from the Southern Ocean to the Arctic sea ice.
Hydrophones on mooring lines could detect whale sounds. The problem was that in often violent seas, surface buoys moved up and down, pulling the lines so that the sound of water whooshing past the hydrophones overwhelmed all other sounds. To solve the problem,...Read More