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OC 235, OC 238, Economex 1 & 2 (Frisk, Purdy), 5 February 1991 to 12 February 1991, 3 April 1991 to 7 April 1991

 File — Box: FV2D1, Folder: data_value_missing_ae3553e56ab1388a6aa93ef081ec4b73

Scope and Contents

From the Record Group:

This collection contains film and media related to WHOI. Materials range from at-sea footage to recordings of seminars and many other subjects.


  • Majority of material found within 5 February 1991 to 12 February 1991, 3 April 1991 to 7 April 1991

Conditions Governing Access

Original recordings are restricted for preservation reasons. Contact Institution Archivist for access options at


5 Video8 (5 cassettes Economex 1)

9 Video8 (9 cassettes Economex 2)


From the Record Group: English


ECONOMEX (Environmentally Controlled Oceanfloor Noise Monitoring Experiment)


SWADE (Surface Wave Dynamics Experiment)


From OC 235 letter to Captain Paul C. Howland, the cruise purpose was to "recover instrument arrays of ECONOMEX and surface reverberation acoustic experimental programs. From OC 238 Cruise Report objectives: "to recover six ONR (Office of Naval Research) ocean bottom seismometers and George Frisk's ocean floor vertical and horizontal arrays that were deployed in February to monitor ULF/VLF ambient noise as part of the ECONOMEX project. To recover three National Data Buoy Centre Discus buoys and one MET buoy that had been deployed under the direction of Dr. Hans Graber of the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami as part of the SWADE project."

Repository Details

Part of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Data Library and Archives Repository