NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: Shakedown, Calibration, and Testing in the Main Hawaiian Islands
To prepare for 2017 expeditions, the Okeanos team will conduct two at-sea "shakedown" cruises, when all of the ship’s mission systems undergo rigorous tests to ensure everything is performing properly and that the ship is fully ready for the field season and will collect the highest-quality data possible. The first cruise, from December 1 – 8, 2016, is focused primarily on testing remotely operated vehicle and telepresence systems. The second cruise, running from December 10 – 16, is dedicated to mapping and continued telepresence shakedown.
Note regarding audio: Audio is only available during dives, when the ROVs are in the water. Live video will stream off the ship with audio from the ROV pilots and audio from the ship-to-shore science conversation. To hear more or less of one of these conversations, adjust the audio settings on your computer to shift the balance right or left, for more science and less pilots or vice versa. On a PC, you can do this through the "Speaker/Headphones" properties, which can be accessed by clicking on the speaker icon (next to the the clock) and then clicking on the "Levels" tab or by going to your Control Panel, selecting "Hardware and Sound," and selecting "Sound." On a Mac, select System Preferences, Sound, and Output.
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When the Okeanos Explorer is underway on an expedition, this page will broadcast streams from the ship. What is being shown on the different video streams may change depending on the exploration and operations at hand; check the table below for information about the current display and/or the status updates above for information about operations.
Note that occassionally on the feeds, you will see two red dots – these laser points are 10 centimeters (almost four inches) apart and are used by scientists to determine the sizes of things that they are seeing.
Starboard ROBO Camera.
Port ROBO Camera.
Camera view from the Deep Discoverer ROV.
Camera view from the Seirios Camera Sled.
Multibeam Acquisition Computer Screen.
Quad view from Okeanos Explorer.
Control Room Camera.
Dry Lab Camera.
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.
All views and opinions expressed in this video feed are those of the speaker and are not attributable to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or other federal agency.