Figure from Dalton Nature article, click for source.
(Taken from NSF Abstract Award #1446414): This project will deploy 64 wide-band ocean-bottom seismometers and ten portable broad-band seismic island stations in a 15-month-long investigation. The objectives are to: locate and image the plume conduit beneath the Hawaiian hotspot, image the roots of the Hawaiian swell over a sufficient area and with a sufficient resolution to distinguish among competing hypotheses for plume-lithosphere interaction, and relate the findings from the seismic imaging experiments to geodynamical and geochemical, models for mantle plumes.
35 broadband ocean bottom seismographs were deployed on board the R/V Melville. [Cruise Report]
32 broadband ocean bottom seismographs were recovered on board the R/V Ka'imikai-o-Kanaloa, 3 instruments were not responding. [Cruise Report]
37 broadband ocean bottom seismographs, 13 SIO and 25 WHOI, were deployed on board the R/V Kilo Moana. [Cruise Report]
28 broadband ocean bottom seismographs were recovered on board the R/V Kilo Moana, 8 were not responding and 2 did not lift off the seafloor. [Cruise Report]
Rescue mission with ROV Jason on board the R/V Kilo Moana. 1 stainless bail and 3 SIO OBS were recovered along with 2 WHOI sensor balls and 2 intact WHOI OBS. [Unoffical Report]
Data from all instruments deployed are archived under temporary network code YS at the IRIS DMC.