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Cuba’s Twilight Zone Reefs and Their Regional Connectivity
Exploring Methane Seeps on the U.S. Mid-Atlantic Margin: IMMeRSS
Exploring the Sunken Heritage of Midway Atoll
E/V Nautilus: 2017 Field Season
Mountains in the Deep: Exploring the Central Pacific Basin
Pushing the Boundaries: Technology-driven Exploration of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: Telepresence Mapping in American Samoa and the Cook Islands
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer:Discovering the Deep: Exploring Remote Pacific MPAs
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: 2017 American Samoa Expedition: Suesuega o le Moana o Amerika Samoa
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: Telepresence Mapping in Pacific Marine Protected Areas
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: Shakedown, Calibration, and Testing in the Main Hawaiian Islands
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: 2017 Field Season Overview
Searching for Life in the Mariana Back-arc:
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: Mapping in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument
Exploring Carolina Canyons
Battle of the Atlantic: Archaeology of an Underwater World War II Battlefield
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: Deepwater Wonders of Wake: Exploring the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument
Hidden Ocean 2016: Chukchi Borderlands
E/V Nautilus: 2016 Field Season
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas
Citizen Exploration: Return to the SS Tahoe
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: Mapping in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: 2016 Hohonu Moana: Exploring Deep Waters off Hawaiʻi
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: Mission System Shakedown 2016
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: 2016 Field Season Overview
Exploring the Deep Waters Off Hawai’i
Bioluminescence and Vision on the Deep Seafloor 2015
Uncovering a Pirate City: 3D Mapping for Marine Applications
E/V Nautilus: 2015 Field Season
Tropical Exploration 2015
Mapping the Uncharted Diversity of Arctic Marine Microbes
Océano Profundo 2015: Exploring Puerto Rico’s Seamounts, Trenches, and Troughs
Submarine Ring of Fire 2014 - Ironman
Our Deepwater Backyard: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts 2014
Coral Ecosystem Connectivity 2014
Search for the Lost French Fleet of 1565
Exploration of the Gulf of Mexico 2014
E/V Nautilus: 2014 Field Season
NOAA - Boeing Echo Ranger Pilot AUV Mission 2014
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Expedition 1403: Exploration, East Coast Mapping
HADES: Kermadec Trench Expedition 2014
Coral Ecosystem Connectivity 2013: From Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys
Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition 2013
Deepwater Canyons 2013: Pathways to the Abyss
Deepwater Canyons 2013: Benthic Lander Recovery
Monterrey Wreck (Site 15577): Catalyzing Research on an Early 19th Century Wooden Shipwreck Discovered in the Gulf of Mexico
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: New England Seamount Chain Exploration
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer 2013 ROV Shakedown and Field Trials in the U.S. Atlantic Canyons
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer 2013 Shakedown: Kicking the Tires
Submarine Ring of Fire 2012: NE Lau Basin
Deepwater Canyons 2012: Pathways to the Abyss
Exploring the Submerged New World 2012
Lophelia II 2012: Deepwater Platform Corals
Chile Triple Junction 2012
Gulf of Mexico 2012 Expedition
Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Canyons Expedition
E/V Nautilus: Turkey and Cyprus Expedition 2012
Atlantic Canyons Undersea Mapping 2012 Expeditions
Exploring the Hidden World of the Maritime Maya 2011
Mid-Cayman Rise Expedition 2011
Galápagos Rift Expedition 2011
Bermuda Deep Water Caves 2011
New Frontiers in Ocean Exploration 2011
Gulf of Mexico 2011
Exploring the Submerged New World 2011
Deep-Water Mid-Atlantic Canyons Exploration 2011
California Shakedown Cruise 2011: Exploring California's National Marine Sanctuaries
Pacific Deep Reefs 2011
Lophelia II 2010: Oil Seeps and Deep Reefs
Cradle of the Earthquake: Exploring the Underwater San Andreas Fault 2010
Thunder Bay 2010: Cutting Edge Technology
and the Hunt for Lake Huron’s Lost Ships
INDEX 2010: Indonesia-USA Deep-Sea Exploration of the Sangihe Talaud Region
INSPIRE: Chile Margin 2010
Synthetic Aperture Sonar Survey to Locate Archaeological Resources in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Maximizing Operations
Aquarius 2010: If Reefs Could Talk
Extended Continental Shelf Project 2010
Florida Shelf Edge Exploration 2010
Exploring Mexico's Submerged Landscapes
Bermuda: Search for Deep Water Caves 2009
Russian-U.S. Arctic Census 2009
Exploring the Submerged New World 2009
Lophelia II 2009: Deepwater Coral Expedition: Reefs, Rigs, and Wrecks
Bioluminescence 2009: Living Light on the Deep Sea Floor
Extended Continental Shelf Project 2009
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: Getting It Together
Northeast Lau Response Cruise
Bahamas Deep-sea Corals 2009
Lophelia II 2008: Deepwater Coral Expedition: Reefs, Rigs, and Wrecks
Thunder Bay Sinkholes 2008
AUVfest 2008: Navy Mine-hunting Robots Help NOAA Explore Sunken History
Bonaire 2008: Exploring Coral Reef Sustainability with New Technologies
The First Snowbirds: 
The Archaeology of Inundated Late Pleistocene Landscapes in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico
Search for the Slave Ship Trouvadore 2008 and the US Navy Ships Chippewa and Onkahey: Mission Summary
Exploring the Inner Space of the Celebes Sea 2007
New Zealand American Submarine Ring of Fire 2007
Okeanos Explorer: A New Paradigm for Exploration
Expedition to the Deep Slope 2007
Cayman Islands Twilight Zone 2007
Operation Laser Line 2006
Project PHAEDRA 2006
Olympic Coast 2006
Expedition to the Deep Slope 2006
Submarine Ring of Fire 2006
Davidson Seamount: Exploring Ancient Coral Gardens
Sounds of the Southern Ocean 2006
New Zealand Seeps 2006
Tracking Narwhals in Greenland
South Atlantic Bight 2006
Search for Trouvadore 2006
Aegean and Black Sea 2006
Submerged Cultural Resource Management on the Last Frontier
GalAPAGoS: Where Ridge Meets Hotspot
Florida Coast Deep Corals 2005
Life on the Edge 2005
Operation Deep Scope 2005
North Atlantic Stepping Stones 2005
The Lost City 2005
The Hidden Ocean, Arctic 2005
New Zealand American Submarine Ring of Fire 2005
Sounds of the Southern Ocean 2005
Aquarius Habitat: 2005
Galápagos Rift 2005
Eel City and the Moat of Death: An Active Volcano on the Samoan Hotspot
Estuary to the Abyss 2004
Operation Deep Scope 2004
Gulf of Alaska 2004
Mountains in the Sea 2004
Submarine Ring of Fire 2004
Remote-Sensing Survey for the Remains of the USS Alligator
Exploration of Deep Water Macroalgal Meadows
Search for the USS 0-9
Deep-sea Precious Corals 2004
The Ocracoke Shipwreck Survey 2004
WWII Gulf of Mexico Shipwreck Survey Expedition 2004
Russian-American Long-term Census of the Arctic (RUSALCA) 2004
Kad'yak 2004 Exploration
Life on the Edge 2004
R.M.S. Titanic 2004 Expedition
Search for Sunken Warbirds 2004
Submarine Ring of Fire 2003
Mountains in the Sea 2003
Windows to the Deep 2003
Investigating the Charleston Bump 2003
Life on the Edge 2003
Deep Sea Medicines 2003
Steamship Portland 2003
Gulf of Mexico Habitats 2003
Puerto Rico Trench 2003
Gulf of Mexico Deep-Sea Biology 2003
Kick'em Jenny Submarine Volcano 2003
R.M.S. Titanic Expedition 2003
Black Sea Expedition 2003
Quest for the Gaspee 2003
Mapping the Arctic 2003
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands 2003
The U-166 Gaspee 2003
Sanctuary Quest 2002
Davidson Seamount 2002
Galapagos Rift 2002
Exploring Alaska's Seamounts
Submarine Ring of Fire 2002
Monitor Expedition 2012
Islands in the Stream 2002
Gulf of Mexico Chemosynthetic Life
Arctic Exploration 2002
Hudson Canyon 2002
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands 2002
Tribal Journeys 2002
Continuing The Legacy of Lewis And Clark
Sustainable Seas: Eastern and Western Gulf of Mexico 2002 Expeditions
SIRENA Expedition 2002
Preserving the USS Monitor 2001
Islands in the Stream 2001
Lewis & Clark Legacy
Sounds in the Sea
Deep East: Deep Sea Resources off the U.S. Eastern Seaboard
Laser Line Scan Mapping 2001
Search for the USS S-5 2001
Next Generation Tools 2001
Surveying 'Shipwreck Alley' in Thunder Bay 2001

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