The primary focus of the Upper Ocean Processes Group is the study of physical processes in the upper ocean and at the air-sea interface using moored surface buoys equipped with meteorological and oceanographic sensors.
UOP Project Map The Upper Ocean Processes Group provides technical support to upper ocean and air-sea interface science programs. Deep-ocean and shallow-water moored surface buoy arrays are designed, fabricated, instrumented, tested, and deployed at sea for periods of up to one year
Data from our Ocean Reference Stations is managed in compliance with the OceanSITES project, so our data is made freely available as soon as possible, in a standard format that is well documented and easily used. Near real time data telemetered from selected instruments on our buoys, as well as delayed mode, processed data are available from this site, uop.whoi.edu, and from the OceanSITES Global Data Assembly Centers at NDBC and at IFREMER.