ALOHA Cabled Observatory (ACO): Live Video Feed
ALOHA Cabled Observatory (ACO): Live Video FeedPosted January 6, 2015
The University of Hawaiʻi’s ALOHA Cabled Observatory (ACO) is located 100 km (62 mi) north of the island of Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi in the North Pacific Ocean, approximately 1.2 km (0.75 mi) southwest of Station ALOHA (“A Long-term Oligotrophic Habitat Assessment”). Since June 2011 it has been providing real-time oceanographic observations from a depth of 4,800 m (2.9 mi) via a submarine fiber optic cable that comes ashore at Mākaha on Oʻahu.
In addition to live audio and other ACO measurements added to Voyager earlier in December, we now provide the ability to view a live video feed at the site. A video camera was added to the ACO instrumentation during the ACO-3 cruise on November 1, 2014 and is now streaming live over the internet. The camera view periodically changes over time, pointing at or away from the ACO instruments on the ocean floor. As shown in some of these ACO video clips, you may be lucky enough to spot a sea cucumber, shrimp, jellyfish, squid, or other deep sea life passing by!
Voyager screenshot of ACO overlay showing ability to stream live video:
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