National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce

New RAMA Site Marks 65% Completion of Array

June 08, 2011

PMEL staff are aboard two international vessels to recover and deploy moorings in the Indian Ocean as part of the Research Moored Array for African-Asian-Australian Monsoon Analysis and Prediction (RAMA) project.  RAMA was initiated in 2004 to collect key oceanographic and meteorological data from the poorly observed Indian Ocean. 

The establishment of one new site this month will mark the occupation of 30 sites, with a total of 46 sites planned for the entire array.  For more information, please visit the RAMA web site.