In 2012, Randolph and Baldwin was asked to work with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the development of specialized equipment for the Ocean Observatories Initiative. This activity expanded our staff, productions, and facilities, realizing a new division of Randolph and Baldwin designated as Ocean Systems.
The Ocean Systems mission is to work closely with customers to develop the strongest and most sea-worthy equipment in the market today.
Ocean Observatories Initiative
The National Science Foundation’s Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) will lay the foundation for future ocean science observations and enable powerful new research capabilities by transitioning the oceanographic community from expedition-based data gathering to persistent, controllable observations using a suite of interconnected sensors. Ocean Systems worked with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, one of the primary implementing organizations, in the design and construction of several buoys and frames. Ocean Systems has recently begun offering the refurbishment of oceangoing equipment; from powder coat removal and re-coating to weld repairs.