Via telepresence, live images from the seafloor and other science data will flow over satellite and high-speed Internet pathways to scientists around the country standing watches in Exploration Command Centers, tuning into the high-definition video using their institution’s internet2 connection, or watching the live video on commodity internet. They will join an expedition teleconference and use instant messaging to contribute expertise and help guide the at-sea operation in real-time, extending the reach of ocean exploration to more scientists and students than could ever be accommodated onboard. The public can also tune into the expedition online and become real-time virtual ocean explorers. Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program.

Via telepresence, live images from the seafloor and other science data will flow over satellite and high-speed Internet pathways to scientists around the country standing watches in Exploration Command Centers, tuning into the high-definition video using their institution’s Internet 2 connection, or watching the live video on commodity Internet. They will join an expedition teleconference and use instant messaging to contribute expertise and help guide the at-sea operation in real-time, extending the reach of ocean exploration to more scientists and students than could ever be accommodated onboard. The public can also tune into the expedition online and become real-time virtual ocean explorers. Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program.

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