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Oceanography's Third Wave

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Science  16 Nov 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5853, pp. 1056-1058
DOI: 10.1126/science.318.5853.1056

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON-- Underwater observatories linked by thousands of kilometers of fiber-optic and power cables aim to revolutionize oceanography. But will the big science projects also hamstring the future of ocean research? (For more on robotics, see this week's special section.)