More than 600 new html pages, 500 new images and 60 new videos added to the website.
More than 47,600 Twitter followers.
More than 15,500 Facebook likes.
More than 6,100 YouTube subscribers, with posted videos watched more than 475,000 times during the year (lifetime views + 4.7 million).
Ocean Exploration Trust’s E/V Nautilus
33,119 square kilometers of seafloor mapped (equivalent to 10.5 Rhode Islands).
822+ hours of ROV time.
602 biological and geological samples taken.
111 Scientists Ashore Program participants.
22 Science Communication Fellows, 15 Science & Engineering Interns, 1 NOAA Educational Partnership Program ocean science intern and 8 Honors Research Program students participated in the 2014 Nautilus Exploration Program, representing 21 states and 7 countries.
352 live, interactive broadcasts from E/V Nautilus and the Inner Space Center to 60 global education venues.
More than 12,300 YouTube subscribers and 5.1 million video views.
Nearly 2 million downloads of curriculum and educational materials, more than doubling from FY13.
31 Ocean Exploration Professional Development Programs offered at 14 Education Alliance Partners around the country.
647 teachers reached (4,269 contact hours).
72,257 students reached.
29 countries, 40 U.S. states, 640 participants reached in five-week online course titled “Deep-sea Discoveries in the Atlantic Onboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer: An Online Workshop to Advance Transatlantic Ocean Science Literacy.”
$26 million FY14 OER budget.
19 proposals totaling $11.2 million processed and awarded via OER’s federal grants program.
$4 million in service contracts processed, renewed or extended.
65 procurement actions totaling close to $2 million awarded related to Okeanos Explorer scientific equipment.