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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
'Virtual explorers' invited to the depths of the Gulf of Mexico on NOAA expedition

'Virtual explorers' invited to the depths of the Gulf of Mexico on NOAA expedition

From April 12-30, members of the public are invited to join NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer as it explores deep-sea habitats in the Gulf of Mexico. “Virtual ocean explorers” will have the chance to see canyons, deep-sea coral communities, and shipwrecks dating to the early 1800s via live video transmitted from the deep seafloor.

April 10, 2014 0 Comments
NOAA, Aquarium of the Pacific report on the future  of American ocean exploration

NOAA, Aquarium of the Pacific report on the future of American ocean exploration

More than 100 explorers, scientists, government officials, academics, and industry leaders who attended the inaugural ‘Ocean Exploration 2020: A National Forum,’ in July, have proposed the future of American ocean exploration.  NOAA and the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, Calif., hosted the Forum, and released a report this week examining the future of ocean exploration through a coordinated federal effort involving multiple agencies in collaboration with the private sector.

September 27, 2013 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
5,000th Teacher Completes NOAA Ocean Exploration Workshop

5,000th Teacher Completes NOAA Ocean Exploration Workshop

When Malia Ane signed in at a September 2012 workshop, she was the 5,000th teacher to do so since NOAA began the program nine years ago.

February 4, 2013 0 Comments
NOAA seeks members for its new Ocean Exploration Advisory Board

NOAA seeks members for its new Ocean Exploration Advisory Board

NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research is accepting applications from and nominations for individuals who are interested in serving on NOAA's Ocean Exploration Advisory Board.

November 15, 2012 0 Comments
Watch video LIVE from the seafloor as NOAA and partners explore deep-sea volcanoes

Watch video LIVE from the seafloor as NOAA and partners explore deep-sea volcanoes

With just a computer or mobile device, you can virtually join a NOAA-led team of 35 international scientists as they explore seafloor volcanoes.

September 17, 2012 0 Comments
Joint BOEM, NOAA, USGS mission discovers record depth for Lophelia coral on Gulf of Mexico energy platforms

Joint BOEM, NOAA, USGS mission discovers record depth for Lophelia coral on Gulf of Mexico energy platforms

A team of federal and university scientists on a 10-day expedition in the Gulf of Mexico has discovered Lophelia coral growing deeper than previously seen anywhere in the Gulf. 

August 10, 2012 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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