Status: In Port, Portland, Oregon

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is currently undergoing repairs in Portland, Oregon, with operations expected to resume in March. During 2023, we plan spend over 160 days at sea on Okeanos Explorer while exploring the waters off the U.S. West Coast and Alaska. From the end of March through April, NOAA Ocean Exploration will conduct shakedown mapping and remotely operated vehicle diving operations along the U.S. west coast before transiting to Alaska and spending the majority of the field season in Alaskan waters and throughout the Aleutian Islands. In October, the ship will return to California to conduct mapping and autonomous underwater vehicle operations to finish the year before transitioning into the offseason repair period.