Studying the Mid-Ocean Ridge

NOAA’s New Millennium Observatory (NeMO) was set up to study geologic, chemical, and biologic interactions along the mid-ocean ridge system. Learn more about NeMO and watch a video about underwater volcanoes.

NOAA’s New Millennium Observatory was set up to study geologic, chemical, and biologic interactions along the mid-ocean ridge system. Here, a remotely operated vehicle (ROPOS) recovers a volcano monitor in the Juan de Fuca Ridge in the Pacific, west of Oregon.
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David Butterfield/NOAA