Always exploring, Okeanos Explorer conducts operational exploration transits, leveraging the opportunity to acquire data and information. Multibeam data is acquired on nearly all of Okeanos Explorer’s cruises. This image shows multibeam bathymetry collected offshore Hawaii’s big island during the 2009 field season, and represents a “stick” in Okeanos’ exploration model. Image created using Fledermaus version 7 using cruise EX0909 data. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program.