Apex Surface Mooring

Reference Designator
Array Name
Global Southern Ocean
A Surface Mooring is a type of mooring that contains a surface buoy floating on the sea surface and instruments located at fixed depths through the water column. The surface buoy provides a platform on which to secure surface instruments, allowing for the collection of data in the air and in the water, as well as an antenna to transmit data to shore via satellite.
Min Depth
Max Depth
Deployment Cruise Start Date Stop Date Mooring Asset Node Asset Sensor Asset Latitude Longitude Deployment Depth Water Depth
1 AT-26-29 02/18/2015 12/27/2015 CGMGS-01SUMO-00001 -54.4083 -89.3575
2 NBP-15-11 12/14/2015 12/12/2016 CGMGS-01SUMO-00002 -54.4041 -89.2069
3 NBP16-10 11/25/2016 CGMGS-01SUMO-00003 -54.4076 -89.3567
Metadata Start Date End Date Comment
Deployment: 2

WHOI is reporting that ADCP data should be sampling every hour and sometimes every 3 hours such as on Deployment 3.

There were few gaps in ADCP data that were confirmed by WHOI for
/gs01sumo/D0002/cg_data/dcl11/imm/adcp :

28-Jun-2016 to 5-Jul-2016 and later in July.

(this note is taken from an email exchange with Sheri White ... last email was 2-Feb-2017)

By Leila Belabbassi, on 2/20/17

New Note

Metadata Start Date End Date Comment
12/8/17, 7:00 PM

Deployment 3: Recovery of the mooring was planned during the NBP 17-09 cruise (Nov - Dec 2017) but not completed due to adverse weather conditions. Recovery options are pending. Instruments that are still operational are likely reaching (or have surpassed) their deployment lifespan.

Id: 834 By: lgarzio