Between December 1 - 16, the Okeanos team will conduct two at-sea "shakedown" cruises, testing all of the ship’s mission systems to ensure everything is performing properly and that the ship is fully ready for the 2017 field season and will collect the highest-quality data possible.
We are now accepting applications for the Okeanos Explorer Explorer-in-Training program for the 2017 field season.
From December 2016 through September 2017, a team of NOAA and external partners will conduct the third year of the ‘Campaign to Address Pacific monument Science, Technology, and Ocean NEeds (CAPSTONE)’ field effort. Learn more about plans for the upcoming season.
On August 11, the team set out on a dive to search for the Japanese Destroyer, Hayate, which sank during the Battle of Wake Island; instead, they discovered and explored a Japanese cargo ship, Amakasu Maru No.1.
When remotely operated vehicle operations are completed for the day, the ship’s exploration priority switches to collecting seafloor bathymetry and water-column data.
As an on-ship science lead, the days are long and life is busy...but how does it compare to being a shore-based scientist?
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