Mike Vardaro

Michael Vardaro

Co-Chief Scientist

I am an associate project scientist on the Ocean Observatories Initiative, an NSF-funded project to record long-term environmental changes and short-term events in the marine ecosystem on Coastal, Regional, and Global scales. My portion of the project is to help design, test, and deploy the
Endurance Array off the coast of Oregon and Washington. Endurance will consist of a series of moorings and seafloor observatories, some self-contained and others connected to electro-optical cables to provide real-time data and power, and will be instrumented with various types of
sensors, cameras, and autonomous vehicles.