NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: In Port: Honolulu, Hawaii

NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research has begun 2016 ocean exploration missions on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. Having completed the first expedition, which involved transit from San Francisco, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii, and testing and calibration of new and existing equipment, the Okeanos is currently in port. During the next expedition, running from February 12 to February 17, the team will continue shakedown of the newly installed systems, test data work flow and integration, and prepare for the rest of the field season. A primary objective of this expedition is to test the remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in a controlled environment and train new ROV engineers.




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Use of the live streams is an important component of the Okeanos Explorer’s mission. Depending on the exploration and operations at hand, content and availability of the video feeds will change. Tune in often to catch all the action aboard America's Ship for Ocean Exploration! All video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.


Related Links

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer

Exploring LIVE with the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer (pdf, 204 kb)

Hohonu Moana: Exploring the Deep Waters Off Hawai’i

Tropical Exploration 2015

Océano Profundo 2015: Exploring Puerto Rico’s Seamounts, Trenches, and Troughs

Our Deepwater Backyard: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts 2014

Shakedown and Mapping New England Seamounts

All Okeanos Explorer Expeditions

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