At Sea: Okeanos Explorer 2021 North Atlantic Stepping Stones

June 30 - July 29

From June 30 through July 29, 2021, NOAA Ocean Exploration and partners will conduct the 2021 North Atlantic Stepping Stones: New England and Corner Rise Seamounts expedition, a telepresence-enabled ocean exploration expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to collect critical baseline information about unknown and poorly understood deepwater areas off the eastern U.S. coast and high seas.

Livestream: Camera 2

Current Ship Status  |  Ship Location  |  Adjusting Audio & Video Feeds  |  What Are You Seeing?  |  Who Are You Listening To?

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Latest Status Updates from the Okeanos Explorer

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Live Track/Current Position Map

NOTE: Updates are made in near real-time approximately every 15 minutes. If any part of the communication chain is broken, an image will be displayed with the last successful data transmission captured. If the map fails to update within 24 hours, please inform the web team.

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Map data courtesy of NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).

Use of the livestreams is an important component of NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer’s mission. Depending on the exploration and operations at hand, content and availability of the video feeds will change. All video courtesy of NOAA Ocean Exploration.

All views and opinions expressed in this video feed are those of the speaker and are not attributable to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or other federal agency.


Adjusting the Audio & Video Feeds

Note regarding audio: Audio is only available during dives, when the remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) are in the water. Live video will stream off the ship with audio from the ROV pilots and audio from the ship-to-shore science conversation. To hear more or less of one of these conversations, adjust the audio settings on your computer to shift the balance right or left, for more science and less pilots or vice versa. On a PC, you can do this through the "Speaker/Headphones" properties, which can be accessed by clicking on the speaker icon (next to the the clock) and then clicking on the "Levels" tab or by going to your Control Panel, selecting "Hardware and Sound," and selecting "Sound." On a Mac, select System Preferences, Sound, and Output.

If you continue to have difficulties, please contact us.


What Are You Seeing?

When the Okeanos Explorer is underway on an expedition, this page will broadcast streams from the ship. What is being shown on the different video streams may change depending on the exploration and operations at hand; check the table below for information about the current display and/or the status updates above for information about operations.

Note that occassionally on the feeds, you will see two red dots – these laser points are 10 centimeters (almost four inches) apart and are used by scientists to determine the sizes of things that they are seeing.

View from the Starboard ROBO Camera. View from the Port ROBO Camera. Camera view from the NOAA ROV. Camera view from the Seirios Camera Sled.

Starboard ROBO Camera.

Port ROBO Camera.

Camera view from the Deep Discoverer ROV.

Camera view from the Seirios Camera Sled.

View from the Multibeam Acquisition Computer Screen. View from the Multibeam Acquisition Computer Screen. View from the Control Room Camera. View from the Dry Lab Camera.

Multibeam Acquisition Computer Screen.

Quad view from Okeanos Explorer.

Control Room Camera.

Dry Lab Camera.


Operations on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer are being conducted following COVID-19 mitigation protocols, prioritizing the health and safety of onboard personnel, while still meeting expedition goals and NOAA’s mission needs.