The essays below will help you to understand the goals and objectives of the mission and provide additional context and information about the places being explored and the science, tools, and technologies being used.
From July 28 to August 20, 2021, an interdisciplinary team of researchers led by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries searched for maritime heritage resources in Lakes Michigan and Ontario using a suite of crewed and uncrewed (autonomous) systems.Read more
by Russ Green & Madeline Roth
One of the most exciting things about working for NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is finding creative ways to engage the public in the work we do. In fact, public engagement aimed at fostering an appreciation for sanctuary resources is one of the principal ways we manage national marine sanctuaries and promote conservation of the oceans and Great Lakes. Jacques Cousteau put it pretty simply when he said “people will protect what they love.” With this in mind, we incorporated outreach events into this ocean exploration project.Read more
by Joseph Hoyt
The biggest perk about being an archaeologist is the sense of exploration when you start a field project. Gather the right team, assemble the right bits of technology, sprinkle in a little nice weather, and that sense of exploration can turn into discovery.Read more
An interdisciplinary team of researchers led by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries will be conducting autonomous survey and exploration of the Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast National Marine Sanctuary and the proposed Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary.Read more