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Nominal Sites

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Active TAO / TRITON sites (Pacific)

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Active TAO/TRITON
Inactive TAO
Active PIRATA
Inactive PIRATA
Active Indian Ocean
Mooring information
WMO numbers
Site Date first deployed
8N 95W
Aug 1994
5N 95W
Apr 1994
2N 95W
Nov 1992
0 95W**
Jul 1981
2S 95W
Nov 1992
5S 95W
Apr 1994
8S 95W
Aug 1994
8N 110W
Oct 1991
5N 110W
Nov 1985
2N 110W
Dec 1984
0 110W
Jan 1979
2S 110W
Nov 1984
5S 110W
Jun 1985
8S 110W
Nov 1985
8N 125W
Oct 1992
5N 125W
Dec 1991
2N 125W
Dec 1991
0 125W
Oct 1983
2S 125W
Nov 1991
5S 125W
Nov 1991
8S 125W
Sep 1992
9N 140W
May 1988
5N 140W
May 1988
2N 140W
Oct 1986
0 140W
Apr 1983
2S 140W
Jun 1986
5S 140W
Oct 1990
8N 155W
Aug 1992
5N 155W
Jul 1991
2N 155W
Mar 1992
0 155W
Jul 1991
2S 155W
Jul 1991
5S 155W
Jul 1991
8S 155W
Mar 1992
8N 170W
Aug 1992
5N 170W
Mar 1992
2N 170W
Mar 1992
0 170W
May 1988
2S 170W
Mar 1992
5S 170W
Mar 1992
8S 170W
Aug 1992
8N 180
Nov 1993
5N 180
Mar 1993
2N 180
Mar 1993
0 180
Mar 1993
2S 180
Mar 1993
5S 180
Mar 1993
8S 180
Nov 1993
8N 165E
Jul 1989
5N 165E
Feb 1988
2N 165E
Jul 1985
0 165E
Jan 1986
2S 165E
Jul 1985
5S 165E
Jan 1987
8S 165E
Aug 1991
8N 156E*
Dec 1994
5N 156E*
Aug 1991
2N 156E*
Aug 1991
0 156E*
Jul 1995
2S 156E*
Aug 1991
5S 156E*
Aug 1991
5N 147E*
Feb 1990
2N 147E*
Feb 1990
0 147E*
Apr 1994
8N 137E*
Sep 2001
5N 137E*
Apr 1993
2N 138E*
Oct 1999
0 138E***
Oct 1999
8N 130E***
Aug 2002
5N 130E***
Jul 2002
2N 130E***
Oct 2001

*TRITON moorings beginning in 1999
** The 0, 95W site was inactive for approximately 10 years between 1983 - 1992.
*** Not formally TAO/TRITON sites

Inactive TAO sites (Pacific)

Site Date first deployed
0 108W
Apr 1982
7N 132W
Dec 1988
7N 140W
May 1988
7N 147W
Nov 1988
0 170E
Feb 1990
8N 168E
Jul 1999
8N 167E
Jul 1999
0 161E
May 1992
0 158E
Sep 1992
0 154E
May 1992
0 143E
Apr 1992
7N 137E
Dec 1994
2N 137E
Apr 1992
12N 95W
Dec 1999
10N 95W
Dec 1999
4N 95W
Nov 1999


NOTE: The data from following sites are maintained by PMEL. For more up-to-date information please click on the following link - PIRATA Web Site.

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Active PIRATA sites (Atlantic)

Site Date first deployed
0 0
Feb 1998
0 10W
Sept 1997
6S 10W
Mar 2000
10S 10W
Sept 1997
0 23W
Mar 1999
0 35W
Jan 1998
15N 38W
Jan 1998
12N 38W
Feb 1999
8N 38W
Jan 1998
4N 38W
Feb 1999


Inactive PIRATA sites (Atlantic)

Site
Date first deployed
2N 10W
Nov 1999
2S 10W
Nov 1999
5S 10W
Jan 1999

Active Indian Ocean sites

Site
Date first deployed
8N 90E
Nov 2006
4N 90E
Nov 2006
2N 90E
Sept 2006
0 90E
Oct 2004
2N 81E
Oct 2004
0 81E
Jul 1993****
2S 81E
Oct 2004
8S 67E
Jan 2007

****The 0, 81E site was inactive for approximately 10 years between 1994 - 2004.