Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Saipan Maritime Heritage Trail Website goes live!

The "Battle of Saipan WWII Maritime Heritage Trail" is now open for business at http://www.pacificmaritimeheritagetrail.com/. The site showcases eight sites on the trail and is the result of over 4 years of expeditions to document site led by the Flinder's University Maritime Archaeology program. During those visits the MMT participated in documenting sites and participated in basic maritime archaeology training. Visit the site and enjoy the diversity of wrecks- incluind planes, assault vehicles and ships- without getting wet!

Finally... a wave buoy for Saipan

We've been hoping to see a wave buoy off of Saipan's shores for a number of years now and its finally a reality. Part of the PacIOOS ocean observing program, the buoy now hangs off of the west coast of Saipan near Tanapag. Data can be accessed through the PacIOOS Voyager viewer at http://oos.soest.hawaii.edu/pacioos/  or  http://cdip.ucsd.edu/.