The New Jersey shelf observing system

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The Rutgers University's Coastal Ocean Observation Lab (RU COOL) has effectively sampled the biogeochemically relevant space and time scales in the Mid-Atlantic Bight by using the New Jersey Shelf Observing System (NJ SOS). The COOL room is a shore-based laboratory that controls the ocean observatory and provides scientists control over remote assets collecting data in the field. The COOL room uses a redundant communication network that allows for graceful degradation of the data stream as assets often operate outside the high-bandwidth communication networks. Adaptive sampling requires the data acquired in the field to be successfully analyzed in the COOL room and be reliably distributed to people or robotic assets in the field. Data is compiled in real-time in the COOL room and transferred to ships at sea using the nested communication network. The availability of the Iridium network gives the COOL room a global footprint, allowing assets to be deployed all over Earth and be controlled remotely from the COOL room.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages7
Specialist publicationSea Technology
StatePublished - Sep 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering


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