Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition




Mission Logs

Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition: Leg 2 Video Highlights

Leg 2 Video Highlights

Throughout the course of the second leg of the Okeanos Explorer Northeast U.S. Canyons 2013 Expedition, scientists on the ship and on shore, along with the remotely operated vehicle team and ship's crew, were joined by thousands of online viewers as we all explored along the U.S. northeastern coast.

Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition: August 16 Log: Okeanos Goes Viral

August 16 Log: Okeanos Goes Viral

As the manager of the Ocean Explorer website and person posting about NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research on Facebook and Twitter, it has been gratifying and exciting to watch the live video feeds from the Okeanos Explorer Northeast U.S. Canyons 2013 expedition catch people's attention.

Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition: August 13 Log: Submarine Canyon Evolution (the Geological Kind)

August 13 Log: Submarine Canyon Evolution (the Geological Kind)

During July and August, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, remotely operated vehicle Deep Discoverer , and the cadre of scientists and technicians have had the rare opportunity to visit submarine canyons along the U.S. Atlantic continental slope.

Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition: August 11 Log: From Ship to Shore

August 11 Log: From Ship to Shore

Submarine canyons, undersea "sinuous valleys" indenting the continental slope off the central and northeastern United States, are one of the East Coast continental margin's most prominent features.

Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition: August 9 Log: Old(ish) Tools For a (Not So) New Frontier

August 9 Log: Old(ish) Tools For a (Not So) New Frontier

The idea of telepresence is certainly not a new one. It’s an almost inevitable conclusion of our inborn desire to explore, our skill at crafting tools, and our relatively fragile physical nature.

Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition: August 7 Log: A Wealth of Bamboo Corals

August 7 Log: A Wealth of Bamboo Corals

If you have been following along on the live dives of the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition, you have likely heard several times the cry of “Bamboo coral!”

Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition: August 6 Log: Exploring Mytilus Seamount

August 6 Log: Exploring Mytilus Seamount

Seamounts are underwater volcanoes that occur at great depths and represent highly heterogeneous seascapes. Scientists are interested in these deep-sea habitats for a variety of reasons.

Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition: August 5 Log: Exploration and Management in the Age of Telepresence

August 5 Log: Exploration and Management in the Age of Telepresence

Working with a telepresence-enabled ship like NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is a bit like 'drinking from the firehose' when it comes to digital information.

Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition: Leg 1 Mission Summary

Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition: Leg 1 Mission Summary

From July 8-25, the Northeast U.S. Canyons 2013 Expedition explored diverse habitats and geological settings of the deep canyons region off the Northeast United States.

July 31 Log: A Day in a Telepresence-Enabled Expedition

July 31 Log: A Day in a Telepresence-Enabled Expedition

Applying telepresence to an oceanographic expedition alters traditional day-to-day operations. With a science team that can span the globe, the work never stops.

July 24 Log: My Experience on the Okeanos Explorer

July 24 Log: My Experience on the Okeanos Explorer

To say that joining NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer for the Northeast U.S. Canyons 2013 Expedition would be a new and unique experience is an understatement.

July 22 Log: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things...Incredible Critters of the Deep

July 22 Log: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things...Incredible Critters of the Deep

As web coordinator for the 2013 Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition, I have the distinct pleasure of pouring over hundreds of amazing images every evening to choose what eventually ends up on the website.

July 17 Log: What Is a Chief Boatswain?

July 17 Log: What Is a Chief Boatswain?

The term “Boatswain” or “bosun” originates from the 15th century. It was a term used to describe the young boy who piloted a small boat to take his captain to shore. In recent times, the meaning has expanded to describe the persons who tend to anchors, rigging and general ship maintenance.

July 14 Log: Deep-sea Coral Diversity: Insights from Hydrographer Canyon

July 14 Log: Deep-sea Coral Diversity: Insights from Hydrographer Canyon

Over the past two days, the remotely operated vehicle Deep Discoverer (ROV D2) explored steep slopes along the west and east walls of Hydrographer Canyon. These represented the first two of many dives in a deepwater submarine canyon for the Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition. 

July 12 Log: Chemosynthetic Communities and Gas Hydrates at Cold Seeps South of Nantucket

July 12 Log: Chemosynthetic Communities and Gas Hydrates at Cold Seeps South of Nantucket

On July 11 and July 12, 2013, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer and the Deep Discoverer remotely operated vehicle targeted seafloor sites located about 165 kilometers south of the island of Nantucket.

July 9, 10 Log: Debris, Scarps, and Pockmarks

July 9 & 10 Log: Debris, Scarps, and Pockmarks

ives 01 and 02 of the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition 2013 explored areas of interest to the U.S. Geological Survey Marine Hazard Group in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, as part of the ongoing assessment of the submarine landslides.

July 8 Log: Kickoff of the 2013 Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition

July 8 Log: Kickoff of the 2013 Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer departed her homeport of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, today, kicking off the 2013 Northeast Canyons Expedition.

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