The INDEX 2010 research area contains extraordinary geological features including the deep ocean Phillippine trench and volcanically active Sangihe arc.

Map of the operating area for INDEX-SATAL 2010. The white tomahawk-shaped box is where both the Baruna Jaya IV and Okeanos Explorer will be conducting joint operations this summer. The inset boxes reflect suggested priority areas. Image courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.

 

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NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer

Okeanos Explorer: INDEX 2010 Exploration

NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery