Scientists from Oregon State University and the University of Washington have installed antennas and data recording equipment at several coastal locations this month, including Westport Light State Park.

The equipment is part of a project known as NANOOS that maps the changing patterns of surface ocean currents along the Washington/Oregon coast, as they respond to tides, winds, seasons, El Niño and other conditions.

Visit http://currents.coas.oregonstate.edu/ for more details.