|A variety of instruments located on the ship record data along the ship’s track. Some instruments make measurements just below the surface of the ocean while other instruments are able to measure the ocean hundreds and thousands of feet below the ship. The ship also is outfitted with sensors that measure the weather. Some of the underway systems installed on the Endeavor are described here.
|In order to study the vertical and horizontal structure of the ocean, instruments have been developed that are deployed over the side of the ship and send data back to the vessel. When the data has been collected these instruments are recovered from the ocean and brought back onboard where they are maintained and repaired, if necessary. The scientific systems that are routinely deployed from Endeavor are described here.|