- OOI Program Management
- Planning & History
- NSF Environmental Compliance
- OOI Frequently Asked Questions
The OOI is managed by the OOI Project Office at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization that represents 95 of the leading public and private ocean research and education institutions, aquaria and industry with the mission to advance research, education and sound ocean policy. The organization also manages ocean research and education programs in areas of scientific ocean drilling, ocean observing, ocean exploration, and ocean partnerships.
The OOI is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
OOI Implementing Organizations responsible for the construction and development of the program include:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and its partners, Oregon State University and Scripps Institution of Oceanography are responsible for the coastal and global moorings and their autonomous vehicles.
The University of Washington is responsible for cabled seafloor systems and moorings.
The University of California, San Diego is implementing the cyberinfrastructure component.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, with its partners University of Maine and Raytheon Mission Operations and Services, is responsible for the education and public engagement software infrastructure.