Autonomous Ocean Sampling Network

We are designing and building an adaptive coupled observation/modeling system.


        The system will use oceanographic models to assimilate data from a variety of platforms and sensors into synoptic views and predictions of oceanographic fields and fluxes.

        The system will adapt deployment of mobile assets to improve performance and optimize detection and measurement of fields and features of particular interest.

        The system should be sustainable in its operation, and capable of being readily relocated, in its final form.


We will test performance of the system in a quantitative fashion. We will use the results of those tests to guide research and development to improve system performance.


We will develop the system incrementally, coupling proof and test of the system to specific scientific objectives.