Okeanos Explorer Educational Resources and Links
Below are several resources and links related to ocean exploration aboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, including presentations and webcasts by ocean explorers.
Okeanos Explorer Facts
This fact sheet on the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer describes the ship's history, capabilities, technological assets, and exploration paradigm. Overview videos and videos of key findings can be found here.
SUGGESTED PRE- AND POST-VISIT ACTIVITIES
NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Suggested Pre- and Post-Visit Activities (pdf, 134 kb)
To ensure the highest quality educational experience from your tour onboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, we encourage you to explore some of the pre-and post- visit activities listed in this document.
FOLLOW THE SHIP
Okeanos Explorer Digital Atlas
The Okeanos Explorer Digital Atlas is an interactive map filled with information about the location and explorations of the ship, both present and past. Exploration of the digital atlas reveals water column data, the track of the ship and of any ROV dives, links to imagery and lessons and much more. During expeditions, new information is usually posted within a few days.
Why Do We Explore? Keynote Address
In this short film, three preeminent American ocean explorers share their perspectives on why it is so important that science focus on exploring our largely unknown ocean. This presentation is part of an archived online teacher professional development course and lesson plan package.
Ship Commissioning Video
Video of the commissioning of the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer at Pier 66 in Seattle, WA. Video courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.
Introduction to NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer
This slide/video presentation by John McDonough, Acting Director of NOAA OER, shares the unique mission and capabilities of the ship and describes the modes of operation.
NOAA Okeanos Explorer Video Playlist
The videos on this page were collected from the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer during the Gulf of Mexico 2012 Expedition, the Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 Expedition, Galápagos Rift 2011 Expedition and INDEX-SATAL 2010 Exploration of the Sangihe Talaud Region of Indonesian waters.
Deep Ocean Exploration: New Discoveries and Implications for Our Warming Planet
This slide/video presentation by NOAA OER Chief Scientist, Dr. Steve R. Hammond, discusses seafloor mapping, ocean acidification, climate change, submarine vents and the value of modern ocean exploration.
In these live telecasts between the Exploratorium, San Francisco's most prominent science museum, and marine scientists at the Okeanos Explorer's Exploration Command Center in Seattle, to discuss the mission's discoveries and view video of some of the amazing animals they encountered. Look over the shoulders of ocean explorers as they map and send their ROV into the little-known and unknown regions of the deep sea.
The Nautilus Live web site provides viewers a chance to take part in ocean exploration history. During expeditions, a satellite dish aboard Dr. Robert Ballard's ship, the E/V Nautilus, transmits live video and other data 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Scientists on shore use the data to take part in the expedition from afar. Through this link, the general public can listen to the discussions of the expedition leaders and their scientific team while watching their exploration activities in real time.