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Public invited to join NOAA on deep sea expedition of Pacific marine protected areas

Public invited to join NOAA on deep sea expedition of Pacific marine protected areas

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will begin two months of dives using unmanned remotely operated vehicles, or ROVs, to explore marine protected areas in the central Pacific Ocean. Starting on Aug. 1, anyone with an internet connection can virtually explore the deep sea with scientists and researchers from their computer or mobile device.

July 30, 2015 0 Comments
NOAA to explore depths of Caribbean Sea

NOAA to explore depths of Caribbean Sea

Beginning April 10, scientists aboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will begin a series of 20 dives to investigate previously unseen depths of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean – and the public can follow along online.

During dives that are expected to go as deep as 3.7 miles, a sophisticated unmanned submarine, called a remotely operated vehicle, or ROV, will broadcast live video from the seafloor, allowing anyone with Internet access to watch the expedition as it unfolds.

April 8, 2015 0 Comments
NOAA establishes new panel to guide ocean exploration

NOAA establishes new panel to guide ocean exploration

NOAA today announced the appointment of 13 members to a new federal Ocean Exploration Advisory Board that will provide guidance to NOAA and the nation on the exploration of our ocean.
November 13, 2014 0 Comments
NOAA physical oceanographer to lead NOAA ocean exploration and research office

NOAA physical oceanographer to lead NOAA ocean exploration and research office

Alan Leonardi, Ph.D., a physical oceanographer and meteorologist who has served as deputy director of NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Lab (AOML), has been named director of NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER). Leonardi is slated to begin on Oct. 6.


September 2, 2014 0 Comments
NOAA expedition discovers ship’s timepiece silent for two centuries

NOAA expedition discovers ship’s timepiece silent for two centuries

Using undersea robots, satellites and high-speed Internet to send live video from the seafloor to audiences ashore, a team of NOAA-led marine archeologists discovered a ship’s chronometer where time has stood still for about 200 years at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.

April 23, 2014 0 Comments
Ocean explorers make discoveries in deep sea canyons off U.S. Northeast

Ocean explorers make discoveries in deep sea canyons off U.S. Northeast

Ocean explorers in July on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer discovered a wide diversity of seafloor features and communities of life in the largely unexplored deep-sea canyons off the northeast U.S. coast. Now through August 16, as the expedition continues, the public can join the mission as “citizen scientists,” at oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos, to see live seafloor video and listen as scientists discuss their observations in real time. 
August 2, 2013 0 Comments
NOAA, BOEM: Historic, 19th century shipwreck discovered in northern Gulf of Mexico

NOAA, BOEM: Historic, 19th century shipwreck discovered in northern Gulf of Mexico

During a recent Gulf of Mexico expedition, NOAA and partners discovered an historic wooden-hulled vessel which is believed to have sunk as long as 200 years ago.

May 16, 2012 0 Comments
Public invited to virtually join NOAA exploration of the Gulf, live from the seafloor

Public invited to virtually join NOAA exploration of the Gulf, live from the seafloor

Through telepresence technology, satellite, and high-speed Internet pathways between ship and shore, scientists ashore view information from sensors and high-definition cameras as it is collected at sea.

April 19, 2012 0 Comments
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