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Video shows the Okeanos Explorer at it's launching ceremony with ceremonial flags. Then is shows the Okeanos underway

Voice: The Okeanos Explorer is America's first and only ship designed just to explore the ocean. Okeanos comes from the Greek word for "ocean". Everything on our planet depends upon the oceans for oxygen, food, energy and transportation and we haven't even explored most of them! We've only seen about 5% of the oceans. Scientists, teachers and writers get to come along as the Okeanos crew creates detailed maps of the sea floor. The ship will be visiting parts of the world's oceans that have never been explored. With the help of satellites, students in classrooms or people even in their living rooms can watch what the explorers are seeing on their screens.