NOAA Okeanos Explorer Video Playlist

Gulf of Mexico 2012 | Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 | Galápagos Rift 2011 | INDEX-SATAL 2010

Okeanos Video Playlist

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The videos on this page were collected from the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer during the Gulf of Mexico 2012 Expedition, the Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 Expedition, Galápagos Rift 2011 Expedition and INDEX-SATAL 2010 Exploration of the Sangihe Talaud Region of Indonesian waters.

More recent videos are also available from the 2015 Hohonu Moana: Exploring the Deep Waters Off Hawai’i expedition, Océano Profundo 2015: Exploring Puerto Rico’s Seamounts, Trenches, and Troughs expedition, Our Deepwater Backyard: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts 2014 expedition, Exploration of the Gulf of Mexico 2014 expedition, and Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition 2013.

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer travels the globe to map and explore largely unknown areas of the ocean. When the ship is underway on a mission, scientists on board Okeanos Explorer use tools such multibeam sonar mapping systems and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to explore at depths down to 6,000 meters. Images and high-definition video from ROVs are sent from the seafloor to the ship and to shore in real-time using a technology referred to as “telepresence.” Although Okeanos Explorer may be thousands of miles away, scientists on shore throughout the world can help guide the ship through its mission. And the same seafloor images and video seen by scientists are streamed live into classrooms, newsrooms, and living rooms through high-speed Internet.

Videos courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.

INDEX-SATAL 2010 Exploration

(June – August) An international team led by scientists from the United States and Indonesia will participate in a collaborative effort to explore the depths of Indonesian waters. The expedition, Indonesia-U.S. Deep-Sea Exploration of the Sangihe Talaud Region.

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer 2008-2010 Video Playlist



View some of the spectacular underwater footage captured by the Little Hercules ROV on July 10. View some of the spectacular underwater footage captured by the Little Hercules ROV on July 10. View some of the spectacular underwater footage captured by the Little Hercules ROV on July 9 View some of the spectacular underwater footage captured by the Little Hercules ROV on July 8

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View some of the spectacular underwater footage captured by the Little Hercules ROV on July 11.

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View some of the spectacular underwater footage captured by the Little Hercules ROV on July 10.

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View some of the spectacular underwater footage captured by the Little Hercules ROV on July 9.

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View some of the spectacular underwater footage captured by the Little Hercules ROV on July 8.

             
View some of the spectacular underwater footage captured by the Little Hercules ROV on July 6 View some of the spectacular underwater footage captured by the Little Hercules ROV on July 5 View some of the spectacular underwater footage captured by the Little Hercules ROV on July 3 View some of the spectacular underwater footage captured by the Little Hercules ROV on July 2

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View some of the spectacular underwater footage captured by the Little Hercules ROV on July 6.

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View some of the spectacular underwater footage captured by the Little Hercules ROV on July 5.

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View some of the spectacular underwater footage captured by the Little Hercules ROV on July 3.

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View some of the spectacular underwater footage captured by the Little Hercules ROV on July 2.

             
View some of the spectacular underwater footage captured by the Little Hercules ROV on July 1 View a video of the Little Hercules ROV during the vehicle's second dive down to Kawio Barat volcano. View a video of footage captured on June 29th during the first ROV dive of INDEX 2010 down to Kawio Barat volcano. View a video of the arrival of the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer for its first port call in Bitung, Indonesia, during its maiden voyage.

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View some of the spectacular underwater footage captured by the Little Hercules ROV on July 1.

camera icon View a video of the Little Hercules ROV during the vehicle's second dive down to Kawio Barat volcano on June 30

camera icon View a video of footage captured on June 29th during the first ROV dive of INDEX 2010 down to Kawio Barat volcano.

camera icon View a video of the arrival of the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer for its first port call in Bitung, Indonesia, during its maiden voyage.

             
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Video footage of a scleractinian hard coral, which may be 1,000 to 6,000 years old. Video footage of a deep-ocean sea spider measuring eight to 12 inches across. Video footage of a purple sea cucumber with a high 'spike' protruding from its dorsal section. Video footage of active vents at Kawio Barat submarine volcano.

camera icon Video footage of a scleractinian hard coral, which may be 1,000 to 6,000 years old.

camera icon Video footage of a deep-ocean sea spider measuring eight to 12 inches across.

camera icon Video footage of a purple sea cucumber with a high 'spike' protruding from its dorsal section.

camera icon Video footage of active vents at Kawio Barat submarine volcano.

             
Video footage of galatheid crabs feasting opportunistically on a pelagic catch. Video footage of a jellyfish initially encountered drifting with its tentacles extended, waiting to encounter prey. Video footage of a deep-sea chimaera captured by the Little Hercules ROV and Camera Platform. Video footage of a benthopelagic sea cucumber swimming in the near freezing waters of the abyss, about 3200 meters deep.

camera icon Video footage of galatheid crabs feasting opportunistically on a pelagic catch.

camera icon Video footage of a jellyfish initially encountered drifting with its tentacles extended, waiting to encounter prey.

camera icon Video footage of a deep-sea chimaera captured by the Little Hercules ROV and Camera Platform.

camera icon Video footage of a benthopelagic sea cucumber swimming in the near freezing waters of the abyss, about 3200 meters deep.

             
View a video podcast of the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer and it's multibeam mapping discovery on the Mendocino Ridge. NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer highlight video of extraordinary marine life offshore Kona, Hawaii. View a video of the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer commissioning at Pier 66 in Seattle, WA. View a video of the Navy Stalwart class USNS Capable being converted into the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer at the Todd Pacific Shipyard.

camera icon View a video podcast of the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer and its multibeam mapping discovery on the Mendocino Ridge.

camera icon View an extraordinary highlight video of the marine life offshore Kona, Hawaii.

camera icon View a video of the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer commissioning at Pier 66 in Seattle, WA.

camera icon View a video of the Navy Stalwart class USNS Capable being converted into the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer at the Todd Pacific Shipyard.

             
A virtual tour of the INDEX 2010 operating area and findings, using Ocean in Google Earth, part of a collaboration between NOAA and Google. 24 minute highlight video focusing on spectacular benthic footage from Leg 2 of the INDEX 2010 Exploration 32 minute highlight video showcasing some of the amazing seafloor imagery from Leg 3 of the INDEX 2010 Exploration.

 

 

camera icon A virtual tour of the INDEX 2010 operating area and findings, using Ocean in Google Earth, part of a collaboration between NOAA and Google.

camera icon 24 minute highlight video focusing on spectacular benthic footage from Leg 2 of the INDEX 2010 Exploration.

camera icon 32 minute highlight video showcasing some of the amazing seafloor imagery from Leg 3 of the INDEX 2010 Exploration.

 

 

 

Related Links

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer

Hohonu Moana: Exploring the Deep Waters Off Hawai’i

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

Our Deepwater Backyard: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts 2014

Gulf of Mexico Expedition 2014

Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition 2013

Gulf of Mexico Expedition 2012

Mid-Cayman Rise Expedition 2011

Galápagos Rift Expedition 2011

INDEX-SATAL Exploration 2010

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